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John Wayne Airport Orange County

18601 Airport Way Santa Ana, CA (949) 252-5200

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA), owned and operated by the County of Orange, is the only commercial service airport in Orange County, California. It is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles, between the cities of Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. In 2013, more than nine million passengers were served.

John Wayne Airport plays a unique and crucial role in the Orange County community. It is the only airport in Orange County that provides commercial passenger and air-cargo service and is the primary provider of general aviation services and facilities in the county. It is home to local law enforcement air operations and to medical/mercy flights. JWA is the gateway through which millions of passengers travel each year to their homes, their families, their vacations, and their businesses.

John Wayne Airport’s Vision is to be a world-class aviation gateway for business and leisure travel.

John Wayne Airport’s Mission is to plan, direct and provide high quality aviation services and facilities for Orange County in a safe, secure and efficient manner.

JWA’s Vision and Mission Statements clearly reflect that the Airport’s value to the community lies in its role as a provider of air transportation services for Orange County.


John Wayne Airport (JWA) is serviced by a variety of airlines. Airline ticket counters are located on the Departure (upper) Level of Terminals A, B and C. Baggage claim and baggage claim offices are located on the Arrival (lower) Level.

JWA has 20 commercial (Gates 2-22) and 6 commuter gates (Gates 1A, B, C and 22A, B, C), numbered geographically from the north to the south. All gates can easily be accessed from any terminal and security checkpoint. To keep the walking distance comfortably short, travelers should familiarize themselves with their airline’s Terminal location and recommended parking.

Airline Phone Number Terminal Parking


Alaska Airlines (800) 426-0333 A A1 / A2
American Airlines 1 (800) 433-7300 A A1 / A2
Delta Air Lines (800) 221-1212 A A1 / A2
Delta Connection (800) 221-1212 A A1 / A2
Frontier Airlines (800) 432-1359 C B2 / C
Southwest Airlines (800) 435-9792 C B2 / C
United Airlines (800) UNITED-1 B B2 / C
US Airways 1 (800) 428-4322 B B2
WestJet (888) 937-8538 A A1 / A2


1 American Airlines/US Airways Merger : For now, American Airlines will continue to operate in Terminal A and US Airways in Terminal B. If you are flying on a codeshare flight, be sure to check in with the airline operating the first segment of your trip. Information about the merger can be viewed at aa.com/findyourway

The following cargo airlines operate out of John Wayne Airport. Please visit their website for cargo drop-off locations.

Cargo Airline Phone Number

FedEx (800) 463-3339
UPS (800) 742-5877


Terminal Parking (A1, A2, B2, C) – $2 per hour up to $20 per 24-hour period

Four parking structures are conveniently located next to the Thomas F. Riley Terminal. The terminal parking facilities have covered and uncovered parking spaces adjacent to or in close vicinity of the terminal. For those dropping off or picking up passengers, A1, B2 and C offer a limited amount of economical 2-hour parking spaces on the lower level near the entrance to the terminal.

Parking Structures A1 and A2 are located adjacent to and directly across from Terminal A (Alaska, American, Delta and WestJet).

Parking Structures B2 and C are closest to Terminals B (United and US Airways) and C (Frontier and Southwest).

All terminal parking is accessible from the Departure (upper) Level only.

Ground Transportation

Bus Phone Number

Disneyland® Resort Express (800) 828-6699
OCTA (714) 636-7433
The Shuttle (949) 724-6287


Over 500 limousine companies provide service at John Wayne Airport. All limousine service must be arranged in advance. Please check your local telephone directory for a listing of companies or visit www.yellowpages.com and search for “Limousines” in the “714” or “949” area codes.

License To Pick Up
Be sure to verify with the limousine provider that the company is licensed to pick up passengers at John Wayne Airport. Any state-licensed limousine company is allowed to drop off passengers on the Departure (upper) Level roadway without restrictions.

Rental Cars

On-site Rental Cars

On-site rental car companies offer convenient services at the Terminal. Their rental car counters are located on the Arrival (lower) Level, between Terminals A and B, right across from the statue of John Wayne. The rental car return is located on the lower level of Parking Structures A2 and B2 accessible from the Ground Transportation Center.

Rental Cars Phone Number

Advantage Rent A Car (800) 777-5500
Alamo Rent–A–Car (888) 826-6893
Avis Car Rental (800) 633-3469
Budget Rent-A-Car (800) 218-7992
Dollar Rent A Car (800) 800-4000
Enterprise Rent-A-Car (800) 261-7331
Hertz Rent A Car (800) 654-3131
National Car Rental (888) 826-6890

Off-site Rental Cars

The following off-site rental car companies are licensed to pick up passengers from the terminal and shuttle them to their off-site locations.

Rental Cars Phone Number

Airport Van Rental (877) 826-4680 | (949) 845-4747
Allied Rent A Car (866) 700-7368 | (714) 835-4990
AM-PM Rent-A-Car (800) 220-4310
America Car Rental (855) 717-4473 | (949) 724-1899
American Eagle Car Rental (877) 323-9595 | (714) 432-1313
Economy Rent A Car (800) 201-8088 | (714) 835-4990
Firefly Car Rental (888) 296-9135 | (949) 757-0661
Fox / Payless Rent-A-Car (800) 225-4369 | (310) 261-4475
Go Rentals (800) 464-8267 | (949) 222-1900
Orange County Van Rental (877) 826-7452 | (714) 549-2618
SNA Auto Rental (877) 342-4477 | (949) 251-0202
Stop Then Go Rent-A-Car (888) 704-7867 | (949) 222-0100
Thrifty Car Rental (888) 847-4389 | (949) 442-0702
United Auto Rental (888) 660-0101
U-Save Car & Truck Rental (888) 755-6664 | (949) 752-6664

Traveler Services

While security and public safety is our top priority, we strive to offer you a positive travel experience on your journey through John Wayne Airport. Our facility is kept up to high standards and we continuously work on modernizing our services.

Airport Information and Assistance ATMs Baggage Claim Baggage Carts Bob Hope USO Check-in Services / Ticket Counters Concessions Currency Exchange Electrical Power Outlets Global Entry Ground Transportation Services Hours of Operation Lockers Lost and Found Mailboxes Passenger Paging Pets and Service Animals Phones and Phone Cards Security Services for Travelers with Disabilities TSA Pre✓™ Wi-Fi

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