Travel Information What’s Happening at John Wayne Airport

With expansion still underway at John Wayne Airport and more than eight months to go before the project is complete, last month’s travel information and statistics, released by the Orange County CA Airport, depict declines.  Data illustrated that 10,000 fewer travelers had departing, arrival or connecting flights at John Wayne Airport in November 2010 than in the same month of 2009. Commuter aircraft operations accounted for the most significant statistics decline of 53.8 percent. For the month of November 2010, there were only 300 flights at John Wayne County, compared to the 649, the previous year.

As construction for a new Orange County Airport Parking terminal continues, where are the best locations to park?

Although travel information is constantly changing at the John Wayne Airport, parking portends to be a challenge for the next six to eight months. At parking structures: A1, A2 and B2, travelers find limited spots. As the new terminal at John Wayne Airport is scheduled for completion by the end of  2011, drivers have three parking choices: short term, long term and valet parking. (Rates start at $2.00 an hour to $30 for valet parking per day). 

Caveat: Parking is often filled on Wednesdays. Dial 949.252.5300 to check that status of parking at John Wayne Airport to determine if an alternate form of John Wayne airport transportation would be more convenient.

What is the latest information about new restaurants opening at John Wayne Airport?  A reporter of the Orange County Register documents that John Wayne”s son, Ethan is discontent with the airport’s decision to continue using HMS  Host food service, at John Wayne Airport, squashing the more upscale concepts presented by the Delaware North Company. Consequently, the projected line-up of new restaurants at John Wayne Airport includes the following fast food eateries.

  • Hobie Alter
  • Javi’s Grill
  • Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs
  • Ruby’s Diner
  • Zov’s Bakery & Café
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