News Releases

February 24, 2012


SANTA ANA, Calif. - Effective Saturday, February 25, 2012, Continental Airlines at John Wayne Airport will move from Terminal A to Terminal B. This move is part of the ongoing integration of United Airlines and Continental Airlines since closure of their merger on October 1, 2010. Passengers traveling with Continental Airlines will find the new ticket counters located adjacent to United in Terminal B.

Tips for passengers and visitors to John Wayne Airport:

  • Departing Continental Airlines passengers may be dropped off, curbside, in front of Terminal B;
  • Departing Continental Airlines passengers should check in at appropriately marked ticket counters in Terminal B;
  • Arriving Continental Airlines passengers may be met in the Terminal B baggage claim area or curbside in front of Terminal B;

As always, John Wayne Airport recommends passengers allow 90 minutes to two hours to find parking, check their luggage and go through the security screening checkpoint to ensure they are at their gate in time for their flight. For additional travel tips, visit JWA's website at For more information about United and Continental Airlines, visit

About John Wayne Airport
John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by 10 commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at