the latest news from john wayne airport  * september 2015

Thumbnail      FAA Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Southern California Metroplex Project
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) for public comment to begin the initial phase of implementing the Southern California Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (SoCal OAPM) project. The SoCal OAPM is a comprehensive proposal to improve airspace efficiency by optimizing aircraft arrival and departure procedures at Southern California airports, including John Wayne Airport (JWA).

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Thumbnail      Technology Update: Common Use Passenger Processing System Upgrades
The Board of Supervisors recently approved Common Use Passenger Processing System software and hardware improvements at John Wayne Airport (JWA). Updates include new self-service kiosks and new credit card terminals with "Chip & PIN" technology.

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Thumbnail      American Airlines and US Airways Become One
On October 17, 2015, the US Airways name and brand as we know it becomes a part of aviation history.

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Thumbnail      Construction Update
Airport improvements are underway at JWA. Construction of a new Cell Phone Waiting Lot has been completed and a Campus Drive right turn lane is underway. Find out about the projects and how they may affect your commute or travel.

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Thumbnail      New Concession Underway at JWA
A fourth Starbucks is on its way to John Wayne Airport!

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Thumbnail      JWA and OC Fair Collaborate to Celebrate the Fair’s 125th Anniversary
OC Fair celebrated its 125th anniversary with special art exhibition, Fair Play, at John Wayne Airport. A reception, complete with OC Fair characters and animals, was held to highlight the exhibition.

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Thumbnail      JWA Annual Student Art Contest Calls for Artists in Grades K-12
John Wayne Airport's 26th annual Student Art Contest is now underway. All Orange County public and private school students in grades K-12 are encouraged to submit artwork inspired by this year's theme: "Airsports in Harmony with Nature."

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Thumbnail      JWA Translates jwadirect
jwadirect is now available in Spanish on ocair.com.

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Thumbnail      Get Social with John Wayne Airport...
Passengers stay connected with JWA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. View some recent tweets and posts about JWA.

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John Wayne Airport

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

Barry A. Rondinella, AAE/CAE

Airport Director


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Calendar of Meetings:


5 p.m., 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month
Contact: Aida Lopez, 949.252.5167 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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