JWA Overview

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (JWA), owned and operated by the County of Orange, is the only commercial service airport in Orange County, California. The three-letter designator assigned to the Airport by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is “SNA.” The Airport is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine and Newport Beach. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. In 2019, approximately 10.7 million passengers were served.

The Airport is home to nearly 500 general aviation (private, non-commercial) aircraft, representing 68% of total operations at JWA, and is served by two full-service fixed base operators and one limited use general aviation facility (no fuel sales). The Airport spans 500 acres and operates two runways. The 2,887-foot runway serves general aviation and the 5,700-foot main runway serves both commercial and general aviation aircraft.