the latest news from john wayne airport  * october 2014

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Settlement Agreement Update

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve amendments to the landmark John Wayne Airport (JWA) Settlement Agreement.

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Airline News

Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop destinations from John Wayne Airport. Where will Southwest take you?


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OC 125: Exploring Orange County's Story     

OC 125:  Exploring Orange County's Story

Explore Orange County's rich 125-year history in this exhibit at John Wayne Airport. Located in the pre-security pedestrian walkway between Riley Terminals B and C, the exhibit is open to travelers and non-travelers alike.

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Construction Update

Changes are in the air: Bristol Street stabilization underway... increased bandwidth for JWA's free Wi-Fi.... new colorful signage to make wayfinding on the Arrival (lower) Level easier... JWA welcomes the new Bob Hope USO.

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20R - 2L 20L - 2R     

JWA Changes Runway Designations

After nearly 50 years, the Earth’s shifting magnetic poles move JWA to redesignate its runways.

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OCPRSA Protos Award     

John Wayne Airport Honored by ACI-NA, OCPRSA and 3CMA

JWA is honored to be the recipient of four awards in recognition of innovative and engaging design…learn more about JWA’s award-winning work.

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Concession Corner: JWA Welcomes Orange County Market

The Hudson Group opens the new “Orange County Market,” an open-air shopping area for a quick and convenient way to pick up snacks, drinks, magazines and other items.

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Sweepstakes winner with wife and baby     

"JWA Flyaway to Oakland" Sweepstakes

JWA partnered with Southwest Airlines, Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel, AM830 and Visit Oakland to host the "Fly Away to Oakland" Sweepstakes. Find out who was the lucky winner...

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JWA’s OC Sheriff Special Officers Save a Passenger’s Life

OC Sheriff Special Officers act quickly to save a life at John Wayne Airport.

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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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