Awards

John Wayne Airport has been honored with numerous awards for engineering, construction and communications related to the new Terminal C, Parking Structure C and Central Utility Plant. Following are some of the more recent awards presented to JWA by international, national and local organizations.

Airport Awards:

  • 2018 Best Airport in the U.S. Award

    80 of the nation’s top airports were analyzed, taking into account customer experience scores from J.D. Power, reader reviews from Travel + Leisure, on-time arrival rates, security delays, and traveler amenities such as shops and restaurants.
    Money 'Best in Travel 2018'
  • 2017 Best Large Airport Award

    Study was based on responses from 34,695 North American travelers that measured the overall travel satisfaction based on six factors: terminal facilities; airport accessibility; security check; baggage claim; check-in/baggage check; food, beverage and retail.
    2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power
  • 2017 John Wayne Airport voted #4 on the list of “The 10 Best Domestic Airports”

    Airports were rated on access, check-in and security, restaurants and bars, shopping and design.
    Travel + Leisure® “World’s Best Awards™”
  • 2016 Travelers’ Choice survey

    Positive guest ratings and recent designation as the second favorite medium-hub Airport in the U.S.
    TripAdvisor

Construction & Engineering:

  • 2018 Award of Excellence, Retrofit/Alteration

    Seismic Upgrade of Terminals A & B
    Structural Engineers Association of Southern California

  • 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards

    American Council of Engineering Companies

  • 2013 Owners' Project Excellence Awards

    Western Council of Construction Consumers

  • 2012 Outstanding Government Civil Engineering Project

    Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers

  • 2012 Project of the Year

    John Wayne Airport Improvement Program
    Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2012 Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport Improvement Program
    Orange County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies
  • 2012 Client of the Year

    Orange County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies
  • 2012 Best Transportation Project Award of Merit

    John Wayne Airport Parking Garage Demolition and Terminal C Construction
    Engineering News Record California: Best Projects 2012
  • 2012 Project Achievement Awards

    Building/New Construction, Airport Facilities, over $100 million
    Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America
  • 2012 Distinguished Owner Honoree

    Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America
  • 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Excellence Award

    New Terminal Building (Terminal C)
    Structural Engineers Association of Southern California
  • 2011 Project Achievement Award

    Infrastructure $51 - $100 million for Parking Structure C and the Central Utility Plant
    Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America
  • 2011 Engineering project of the Year

    Airport Improvement Program
    Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2011 Engineering Project Achievement

    Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award

    New Parking Structure C
    Structural Engineers Association of Southern California

Concessions:

  • 2012 Concession Awards 1st Place

    “Best Food and Beverage Program for Medium Sized Airport”
    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)
  • 2012 Concession Awards Honorable Mention

    “Best New Food and Beverage Concept, Full-Service” for Javi’s restaurant
    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)

Public Relations, Marketing & Communications:

  • 2015 First Place in Excellence in Marketing, Communications and Customer Service

    Interactive John Wayne Annual Report
    Airports Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA)
  • 2015 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport’s article written for Airport Business Magazine
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2015 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport’s Airport Trading Card Launch
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2015 NACo Achievement Awards in Civic Education and Public Information

    Impressive From All Angles - John Wayne Airport's 2013 Annual Report
    National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • 2015 Excellence in Communications

    John Wayne Airport, Orange County ocair.com/mobile
    California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)
  • 2014 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport's OCAIR.COM Redesign
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2014 Savvy Awards - Creative Marketing Communications

    JWA Annual Report
    City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)
  • 2014 3CMA Silver Award - Printed Publications-Catalogs/Guides

    John Wayne Airport Guides to Art, Concessions and Airport
    City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)
  • 2014 Excellence in Airport Marketing and Communications

    JWAAnnual Report
    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA)
  • 2012 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    Terminal C Media Day Press Tour
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2012 Edward L. Bernays Awards of Merit

    Terminal C Takes Flight Press Conference
    San Diego Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2012 Platinum Award

    Welcome to JWA Video
    MarCom
  • 2012 Gold Award

    JWA Magazine – Building on Excellence
    MarCom
  • 2012 First Place in Excellence in Marketing and Communications

    John Wayne Airport Annual Report
    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)
  • 2012 Orange County Design Awards – Motion Graphic Gold Award

    JWA Interactive Annual Report
    Orange County Design Awards
  • 2012 Orange County Design Awards – Web, Interactive, UI Design Gold Award

    JWA Interactive Annual Report
    Orange County Design Awards
  • 2012 Orange County Design Awards – BEST IN SHOW Award

    JWA Interactive Annual Report
    Orange County Design Awards
  • 2011 Interactive Annual Report

    MarCom

Air Service:

  • 2012 Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet – Responding to Globalization

    JWA Air Service Development Program
    Orange County Business Council
  • 2011 Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet – Sustainable & Green Development

    Central Utility Plant
    Orange County Business Council

Art Program:

  • 2013 Art Star Awards - Outstanding Arts Collaboration

    Orange County: Destination Art & Culture
    Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts