Valued Financial

Decades of Fiscal Responsibility

For decades, John Wayne Airport has operated as a financially efficient and self-supporting aviation facility that receives no general tax fund revenue. Our conservative fiscal policies, established by the Board of Supervisors, made 2016 another fiscally sound year. Balanced by strong debt coverage and well-managed expenses, JWA continues to enjoy a financial outlook that is positive and strong.


For traveling guests near Gate 13, a new Audi Lounge—with a new Audi A6 vehicle on display—provides a convenient place for guests to plug in and work comfortably.

Expert Stewardship
at Work

  • We completed the filing of a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Amendment Application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and successfully obtained approval, allocating funds for the Riley Terminals A and B Improvements Project.
  • In 2016, JWA maintained consistently strong financial metrics by monitoring and controlling expenses, and expertly managing cash flows.
  • With strong reserves and bond ratings that are among the highest of all U.S. airports, our solid financial position provides the Airport with considerable financial flexibility and a positive outlook.

Excellent Bond

John Wayne Airport’s revenue bonds continue to be some of the highest-rated bonds among all U.S. airports. In 2016, our stellar bond ratings were reaffirmed, demonstrating strong creditworthiness relative to other U.S. airport issuers. JWA’s bonds are currently rated as follows:
  • Standard and Poor’s
    Standard and poors rating
  • Fitch
    Fitch rating
  • Moody’s
    Moodys rating