the latest news from john wayne airport  * april 2014

JWA Economic Impact Study   JWA Economic Impact Study
John Wayne Airport announces the results of an Economic Impact Study of Airport operations for calendar year 2012. JWA generates $6 billion in total impacts, adds $3.3 billion in Gross Domestic Product to the economy and supports 43,000 jobs that generate $1.7 billion in earnings.

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Terminal Concourse      JWA 2013 Passenger Survey Results
John Wayne Airport is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 Passenger Survey. The biannual survey is conducted to measure traveler preferences and satisfaction, and JWA continues to earn exceptionally high approval ratings from both residents and visitors.

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Overhead view of Terminal C      Settlement Agreement Amendment Update
John Wayne Airport is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report for the proposed JWA Settlement Agreement Amendment. The next step in the process is the publication of a Draft EIR for public review and comment.

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Port of Entry Sign      Port of Entry Status Update
In November, John Wayne Airport submitted a request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for designation as a "Port of Entry." Our request has been forwarded to CBP headquarters in Washington, D.C. with a recommendation for approval from the local Port Director.

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Airtran and Southwest airplanes at the gates      Airline News
Exciting changes for Southwest Airlines are coming to John Wayne Airport in 2014. AirTran Airways at JWA will officially begin operating as Southwest Airlines, and will add new nonstop service to and from Dallas-Love Field later this year.

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InMotion Store Front at JWA      Concession Corner
Congratulations to JWA concessionaires HMSHost, InMotion Entertainment, Paradies, Starbucks, Vino Volo and XpresSpa for being recognized at the Airport Revenue News Conference & Exhibition.

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Work of art by Mike Turner      Arts Program Update
Find out about current exhibits on display in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art and Culture exhibition space, Vi Smith Concourse Gallery and the Community Focus Space Program.

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Alan L. Murphy

Airport Director



John Wayne Airport

Eddie Martin Administration Building
3160 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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Calendar of Meetings:


5 p.m., 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
Contact: Elsa Garcia, 949.252.5237 or


4 p.m., 3rd Thursday of every month
Contact: Kari Rigoni, 949.252.5170 or


9:30 a.m., 1st Wednesday of every month
Contact: Jeffrey Frisch, 949.252.5124 or

Meeting Location:

Airport Commission Room
John Wayne Airport
Eddie Martin Administration Building
3160 Airway Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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