Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to John Wayne Airport (JWA). The closest airport to Anaheim, JWA is a gateway to Orange County, flying nonstop to 24 destinations. It has also won numerous accolades, including being ranked the highest rated airport by J.D. Power for customer satisfaction among large airports in North America for the second consecutive year, and 2018 Best Airport in the U.S. Award (Money “Best in Travel 2018”). Easy to navigate with connected terminals, the Airport is constantly evolving to create new ways to make air travel an enjoyable experience for Orange County visitors. Discover the latest amenities and services added to the Airport in recent months.

Helping Hands

A new personalized travel assistance program helps ease some of the stress associated with airport travel for those with hidden disabilities, such as autism, seniors and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The complimentary service includes guidance through Airport arrival, check-in, security and boarding. Helping Hands assistance can be arranged prior to arrival or departure by calling 949-252-5200. To secure service at the Airport, visit the information booth in Terminal B on the lower level near baggage claim or dial “0” from any courtesy phone in the Terminal.  


Running late for your flight back home? John Wayne Airport now participates in the nationwide Host2Coast airport restaurant network. Download the free mobile app to pre-order a meal that will be paid for and ready to go after you pass through security checkpoints. The app, available through iTunes and Google Play, offers travelers an opportunity to dine efficiently at in-Airport restaurants including California Pizza Kitchen, Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill, Hobie Sand Bar, Javi’s, Ruby’s Diner and more.

Improvement Project

As part of the improvement project for Terminals A and B, John Wayne Airport has added new amenities that benefit travelers. A nursing lounge post-security, between gates 11 and 12, offers a private space with a sink, electrical outlets and adjustable lighting for mothers to pump milk or nurse their babies. Those traveling with pets can now bring their four-legged companions to an animal relief area, with locations pre-security outside Terminals A and C or post-security near gates 12 and 13. Waste disposal bags and receptacles are provided for traveler convenience.

Ride App Pickup

It’s never been easier to call a ride from John Wayne Airport, with new designated pick-up areas in parking structures A2, B2 and C. In-airport wayfinding signs guide travelers to the pick-up locations at each Terminal, where they can then easily call a ride away from the general arrival traffic lanes on the lower level. The new passenger pick-up areas ease congestion and make getting in and out of the Airport faster and safer than ever.