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Settlement Agreement

1985 Settlement Agreement The 1985 Settlement Agreement formalized consensus between the County of Orange, the City of Newport Beach, the Airport Working Group (AWG) and Stop Polluting Our Newport (SPON) on the nature and extent of facility and operational improvements that could be implemented at John Wayne Airport (JWA) through 2005.

2003 Settlement Agreement Amendment In 2003, the original four signatories approved a series of amendments to the Settlement Agreement that allowed for additional facilities and operational capacity, and continued to provide environmental protections for the local community through 2015.

2014 Settlement Agreement Amendment In early 2012, the four signatories began discussing a second extension of the Settlement Agreement. The parties reached agreement and approved a series of amendments to the Settlement Agreement that allowed for additional operational capacity while continuing to provide the environmental protections for the local community through 2030.

 

1985 Agreement

2003 Amendments

2014 Amendments

Signators

County of Orange
City of Newport Beach
Airport Working Group
Stop Polluting Our Newport
 

Same

Same

Term

Phase 1:
April 1, 1985 through
September 30, 1990

Phase 2:
October 1, 19901 through
December 31, 2005
 

January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2015

Phase 1:
January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020
 
Phase 2:
January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025
 
Phase 3:
January 1, 2026 through December 31, 2030

Average Daily Departures (ADDs)

Phase 1:2
Maximum of 55
Class A & AA ADD3s
No more than 39
Class A departures

Phase 2:
Maximum of 73
Class A & AA ADDs
No more than 39
Class A departures
 

Maximum of 854
Class A ADDs for passenger service through
December 31, 2015
 

Additional four (4)
ADDs for all-cargo
service through
December 31, 2015

Phase 1:
Maximum of 85
Class A ADDs
for passenger service
through December 31, 2020
 

Phase 2:
Maximum of 95
Class A ADDs for passenger service
through December 31, 2030
 

4 Class A ADDs designated for priority allocation to all-cargo service through December 31, 2030. Two of these may be allocated for passenger service.

Million Annual Passengers (MAP)

 

Phase 1: 4.75 MAP

Phase 2: 8.4 MAP
 

10.3 MAP through
December 31, 2010

10.8 MAP through
December 31, 2015

Phase 1:
10.8 MAP through
December 31, 2020
 

Phase 2:
11.8 MAP through
December 31, 2025
 

Phase 3:
12.2 MAP
from January 1, 2026 through
December 31, 2030
IF less than 11.21 MAP is served in one calendar year between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2025
OR

12.5 MAP
from January 1, 2026 through
December 31, 2030
IF more than 11.21 MAP is served in one calendar year between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2025

 

Terminal

Not to exceed 337,900
sq. ft.
 

No limit

No limit

Departure Lounge

Not to exceed 37,000
sq. ft. ea.
 

No limit

No limit

Parking

Not to exceed 8,400 spaces


No parking structure to have more than four levels
 

No limit



No limit

No limit



No limit

Loading Bridges

Not to exceed 14 total
 

Not to exceed 20 total

Phase 1:
Not to exceed
20
total through
December 31, 2020
 

Phase 2:
No limit through
December 31, 2030

1 The Settlement Agreement defined the start of Phase 2 as April 1, 1990, or the date of the opening of the new passenger terminal, whichever came later. As a result of the mid-September 1990 terminal completion, Phase 2 began on October 1, 1990.

2 Three noise-based "classes" of departures were defined: Class A, AA and E, with Class E departures being the most restrictive. The million annual passenger (MAP) limitation applies to the combination of passengers served in all classes of departures ("MAP Cap").

3 Average Daily Departure (ADD), one ADD = 365 departures.

4 Under the amendments to the Settlement Agreement, Class A and Class AA departures were condensed into one Class A category.

For more information, contact Deanne Thompson at 949.252.5182 or dthompson@ocair.com.

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 more than 10 million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at ocair.com. Like us on Facebook.com/johnwayneairport, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.

Last updated: 03/29/17