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April 23, 2014

Installation Will Expand Existing Free Wi-Fi Coverage and Cellular Connectivity

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Boingo Wireless has been selected by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as John Wayne Airport's new wireless network partner. Boingo will provide comprehensive connectivity services for the Airport per the terms of a long-term agreement, and will expand the Airport's existing free Wi-Fi service into areas not previously covered by Wi-Fi, boost cellular coverage, and improve overall wireless connectivity capacity.

Ad-supported free Wi-Fi service will continue to be available to all travelers, enabled by the Boingo Media platform. The new network will also be Passpoint-enabled, providing seamless access to a secure Wi-Fi network using the industry's latest technologies. Users who have Passpoint-capable devices and have installed a Passpoint profile will automatically be connected to the WPA2-encrypted network.

"With our passenger traffic growing each year, it's important that our wireless networks are enhanced to meet today's connected travelers' needs," said Alan L. Murphy, Airport Director, John Wayne Airport. "John Wayne Airport prides itself on providing our passengers with a first-class travel experience and Boingo Wireless will help ensure that all of our traveler's wireless needs are covered."

Boingo is the leading provider of neutral host Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) in U.S. airports. Boingo is the world's leading airport Wi-Fi provider, managing services at more than 75 airports, representing more than 40% of the world's top 50 airports. The company manages Wi-Fi services at five of the top ten highest traffic airports in the United States, including Chicago's O'Hare International, Los Angeles International, New York's John F. Kennedy and Miami International.

"John Wayne Airport is the gateway to one of the most popular tourist areas in the U.S., and the network sees significant usage by both road warriors maintaining their productivity and leisure travelers trying to keep their kids entertained. We look forward to leveraging our experience as DAS and Wi-Fi provider for some of the world's busiest airports and providing an excellent passenger experience at John Wayne," said Scott Phillips, Boingo Wireless vice president of business development for North American airports.


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue.  The Airport serves more than nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at or at or on