John Wayne Airport Offers Travel Tips for Busy Fourth of July Weekend John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), Located in Southern California - official website | John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), Located in Southern California - official website

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June 29, 2011


SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport (JWA) anticipates a busier-than-normal travel period from Friday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 5 during the Fourth of July holiday. Last year during this travel period, more than 110,000 passengers traveled through the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. Visitors to JWA during this time should be aware of ongoing construction at the Airport and adhere to all posted speed limits to ensure a safe holiday weekend. As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited and should be left at home.

Passengers are encouraged to plan ahead and give themselves 90 minutes to two hours to find parking, check their luggage and go through the security checkpoint to reach their gates in time for their flights.

As JWA continues construction in the Riley Terminal, seating may be limited and walkways will be narrow, especially near gates 12 and 13 where a new centralized concessions marketplace and secure corridor for international flights is being constructed. The Airport is working hard to minimize impacts to passengers while at the same time finish much-needed construction to bring even more services and amenities to the traveling public. For the latest travel tips and security requirements, log on to


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the County of Orange and serves approximately nine million passengers annually. The Airport is served by 10 commercial passenger airlines serving 21 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada. More information can be found at