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  • John Wayne Airport Posts November 2020 Statistics (12/22/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in November 2020 as compared with November 2019. In November 2020, the Airport served 277,020 passengers, a decrease of 66.5% when compared with the November 2019 passenger traffic count of 827,140. more

  • Mixed Media Artwork on Display at John Wayne Airport (12/09/2020)

    Artist Ann Phong brings her abstract and thought-provoking paintings to life through juxtaposed layers of acrylic paint and found objects. Phong’s artwork depicting the relationship between humans and the environment is on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from December 9, 2020 – January 14, 2021.more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts October 2020 Statistics (11/24/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in October 2020 as compared with October 2019. In October 2020, the Airport served 307,865 passengers, a decrease of 65.7% when compared with the October 2019 passenger traffic count of 897,873.more

  • Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Tips (11/19/2020)

    Holiday travel may look different this year, and airports across the country are implementing safe travel measures for what is traditionally a busy travel season. Passengers traveling through John Wayne Airport during the Thanksgiving holiday between November 20 through November 30, 2020, can expect to experience a number of measures designed to keep Airport guests safe. more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts September 2020 Statistics (10/21/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in September 2020 as compared with September 2019. In September 2020, the Airport served 274,813 passengers, a decrease of 68.0% when compared with the September 2019 passenger traffic count of 859,174. more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts August 2020 Statistics (09/28/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in August 2020 as compared with August 2019. In August 2020, the Airport served 266,986 passengers, a decrease of 71.7% when compared with the August 2019 passenger traffic count of 942,385.more

  • John Wayne Airport Once Again Ranked Among the Nation’s Best (09/24/2020)

    John Wayne Airport (JWA) ranked #2 among large airports in North America by J.D. Power's 2020 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, continuing its record of top rankings since it was elevated to the large airport category in 2017.more

  • ‘Aging As Art’ Exhibit on Display at John Wayne Airport (09/21/2020)

    Photographic artwork depicting the diversity, dignity, and realities of the aging experience, as seen through the eyes of professional and amateur photographers, is on display at John Wayne Airport through March 2021. Selected winning entries from the juried exhibit by the Council on Aging can be viewed in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery located post-security.more

  • John Wayne Airport AirPAWS Therapy Dogs Are The Pawfect Travel Companion (09/09/2020)

    John Wayne Airport’s K-9 Ambassadors and their handlers in the AirPAWS Therapy Dog Program are excited to be back in the Terminal, welcoming guests and making travel a lot less “ruff” and a lot more “PAWs-itive.”more

  • Spirit Airlines Adds Orange County to Route Map (09/01/2020)

    The brightest planes in the sky are soaring over Southern California. Today Spirit Airlines announced daily nonstop flights from John Wayne Airport (SNA) to Las Vegas and Oakland beginning Nov. 17.more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts July 2020 Statistics *REVISED* (08/25/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in July 2020 as compared with July 2019. In July 2020, the Airport served 239,120 passengers, a decrease of 74.7% when compared with the July 2019 passenger traffic count of 945,962.more

  • John Wayne Airport Joins JetStream Summer Fest (08/17/2020)

    Following the success of the JetStream Music Festival earlier this year, John Wayne Airport will once again come together with 12 airports across North America via Facebook Live on August 19 at 3 p.m. for JetStream Summer Fest, celebrating “Live Music at a Safe Distance.more

  • Welcome to John Wayne Cleaner-and-Safer-Than-Ever-Beforeport (07/28/2020)

    John Wayne Airport is ready to reconnect guests with family, friends, and business associates, and welcome everyone back to a cleaner, safer, and more secure environment.more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts June 2020 Statistics *REVISED* (07/23/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in June 2020 as compared with June 2019. In June 2020, the Airport served 181,486 passengers, a decrease of 80.2% when compared with the June 2019 passenger traffic count of 918,810.more

  • Women in Aviation Memorabilia on Display at John Wayne Airport (07/20/2020)

    Aviation memorabilia and historical artifacts from the early 1900s procured by the Ninety-Nines® Museum of Women Pilots are on display at John Wayne Airport. Ticketed passengers can view the exhibit showcasing the unique history of women in aviation and their passion for flight through March 2021.more

  • Oceanic Artwork on Display at John Wayne Airport (07/16/2020)

    Avid surfer, free diver, and ocean swimmer, Melissa Murphy combines her love for art, ocean wildlife, and coastal waters by creating vibrant paintings and murals that depict the beach scenes of her hometown in Huntington Beach and Orange County’s coastline. Murphy’s artwork is on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from July 16 – August 18, 2020. more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts May 2020 Statistics (06/23/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in May 2020 as compared with May 2019. In May 2020, the Airport served 82,342 passengers, a decrease of 91.3% when compared with the May 2019 passenger traffic count of 942,680.more

  • John Wayne Airport “Helping Hands” Program Receives National Association of Counties Achievement Award (06/10/2020)

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) presented John Wayne Airport with an Achievement Award for Best in Category – Human Services for the Airport’s “Helping Hands” program. The program provides individualized assistance, easing the stress associated with airport travel for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder and other hidden disabilities.more

  • New Sculpture Brings Creative Sense of Flight to John Wayne Airport (06/09/2020)

    "Volar," a new sculpture generously donated by renowned artist Betty Gold, is now part of John Wayne Airport’s permanent art collection. The art piece, which means “to fly” is located in Terminal A, at Baggage Claim Carousel 1 in the Arrival (lower) Level of the Riley Terminal.more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts April 2020 Statistics (05/26/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in April 2020 as compared with April 2019. In April 2020, the Airport served 25,313 passengers, a decrease of 97.2% when compared with the April 2019 passenger traffic count of 899,186.more

  • John Wayne Airport Joins 22 North American Airports for JetStream Musical Festival (04/28/2020)

    John Wayne Airport will come together with 22 other airports across North America via Facebook Live on May 6 at 3 p.m. (PST) for the JetStream Music Festival, an online celebration of music featuring a lineup of musicians local to each airport’s city in support of the creative community during the COVID-19 health pandemic.more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts March 2020 Statistics (04/21/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in March 2020 as compared with March 2019. In March 2020, the Airport served 337,981 passengers, a decrease of 63.4% when compared with the March 2019 passenger traffic count of 923,403.more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts February 2020 Statistics (04/09/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in February 2020 as compared with February 2019. In February 2020, the Airport served 764,506 passengers, a decrease of 3.2% when compared with the February 2019 passenger traffic count of 789,523.more

  • Important Information Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (03/12/2020)

    The safety and security of our guests and employees is our top priority at John Wayne Airport. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect our travelers and employees against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts January 2020 Statistics (03/11/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in January 2020 as compared with January 2019. In January 2020, the Airport served 806,386 passengers, a decrease of 1.6% when compared with the January 2019 passenger traffic count of 819,358. more

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information (03/02/2020)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring for illness among travelers and has expanded its enhanced health screening to 20 airports to identify individuals with novel coronavirus who are traveling into the United States, including San Francisco International and Los Angeles International Airport in California.more

  • John Wayne Airport Introduces AirPAWS Therapy Dog Program (02/26/2020)

    Traveling through John Wayne Airport just became a lot less “ruff” and a lot more “PAWS-itive.” Thanks to the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Animal Allies (OC Animal Allies), your next trip to John Wayne Airport may include an encounter with a certified animal ambassador.more

  • Dame Zandra Rhodes Brings Art and Fashion to John Wayne Airport (02/05/2020)

    Known as a pioneer of the British and international fashion scenes since the late 60s, Dame Zandra Rhodes brings her theatrical sense of style and design to John Wayne Airport in a new ‘The Art of Opera’ display showcasing her vibrant and textile-inspired set and costume designs for two operas, AÏDA, and The Pearl Fishers. Ticketed passengers can view the exhibit through June 2020.more

  • Novel Coronavirus Information (02/03/2020)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring for illness among travelers. Effective Sunday, February 2, 2020, incoming flights from China will be limited to eleven U.S. airports, including San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport in California. John Wayne Airport does not have any flights to China or any other Pacific Rim country. more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts December 2019 Statistics (01/31/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased in December 2019 as compared with December 2018. In December 2019, the Airport served 891,492 passengers, an increase of 7.7% when compared with the December 2018 passenger traffic count of 828,070. more

  • Inspiring Humanitarian Artwork on Display at John Wayne Airport (01/16/2020)

    Artist, philanthropist, and retired federal law enforcement official, Elizabeth (Liz) Nguyen-Espinoza, creates thought-provoking art to carry on her mother’s charity work of raising awareness of the social issues affecting children and promoting their overall health through fundraising. Her paintings are on display in the John Wayne Airport Community Focus Space from January 16 – March 19, 2020. more

  • John Wayne Airport Posts November 2019 Statistics (01/09/2020)

    Airline passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport decreased in November 2019 as compared with November 2018. In November 2019, the Airport served 827,140 passengers, a decrease of 2.7% when compared with the November 2018 passenger traffic count of 850,458. more

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