News Releases

September 9, 2010


SANTA ANA, Calif. - As John Wayne Airport (JWA) prepares to celebrate a milestone anniversary – 20 years in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal – the Airport also announced this week its newest nonstop destination: New York City. Delta Airlines has begun daily nonstop service from Orange County to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport departing Orange County at 1:45 p.m. PST and arriving New York City at 10:05 p.m. EST.  The return flight from New York City departs at 8:20 a.m. EST and lands in Orange County at 11:44 a.m. PST.  Delta will operate the year-round service with a Boeing 737-700.

Commercial and regional air carriers at JWA offer nonstop service to 20 destinations in the U.S. and Canada. In March, Continental began service to Maui and Honolulu and in April, Air Canada began service to Toronto – the first regularly scheduled international service from JWA.

"New destinations mean more options and more convenience for those who travel to and from Orange County," said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director. "The introduction of service to three new cities this year is very welcome news to our customers."

Next week, on September 16, JWA will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. Since 1990, more than 150 million leisure and business travelers have passed through the Riley Terminal to get to and from dozens of destinations.  In recognition of the anniversary, JWA staff will be in the Riley Terminal on Thursday, September 16 greeting passengers and handing out small commemorative items like a 20th Anniversary luggage tag.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is a self-supporting enterprise owned and operated by the County of Orange and serves nearly nine million passengers annually. The Airport is served by 10 commercial airlines serving 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada. More information can be found at