News Releases

July 30, 2008


SANTA ANA, Calif. - As part of John Wayne Airport’s (JWA) Improvement Program, a new Parking Lot C will open Friday, August 1, 2008 for passenger vehicle parking. The new surface parking lot is located on Airport Way, just south of the Riley Terminal; free shuttle service to and from the Terminal will be provided. Parking Lot C can be accessed via Campus Drive to the south or the Terminal roadway system to the north. A map of the area can be seen below.

John Wayne Airport Parking Options

"Parking Lot C will provide an important parking option for our passengers," said Airport Director Alan L. Murphy. "When we close and start deconstructing Parking Structure B1 in September, the new Parking Lot C will allow us to provide sufficient parking facilities for those who need it."

Parking Lot C will open with about 900 parking spaces and eventually be expanded to 1,100 spaces at the beginning of 2009. Existing Parking Structure B1 will close permanently on September 2, 2008 in order to make room for construction of new Terminal C. When complete, Terminal C will be 250,000+ square feet with six new bridged aircraft gates, more security checkpoints, and additional customer amenities. Construction of a new Parking Structure C will be built in unison with Terminal C and both are scheduled to open in 2011. The Airport Improvement Program will allow the Airport to continue providing convenient, efficient and secure air service with the high level of customer comfort and service that JWA passengers have come to expect.

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John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the County of Orange, serves nearly nine million passengers annually and is governed by the five-member Orange County Board of Supervisors.