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John Wayne Airport (SNA): John Wayne airport is the only commercial service airport in Orange County that provides commercial passenger and air cargo service. The airport is owned by the County of Orange. The airport is located approximately 35 miles south of Los Angeles. The service area includes more than three million people within the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County. The airport is home to local law enforcement air operations and to medical flights. The airport is the gateway through which millions of passengers travel each year to their homes, their families, their vacations, and their businesses.

The largest airlines at John Wayne Airport are Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Air Tran, and Alaska Airlines. The airport has multiple general aviation facilities, a main commercial airline building split into three terminal areas, and 2 paved runways.

John Wayne Orange Airport Details:

John Wayne Orange County Airport Contact:
Address: Thomas F. Riley Terminal, 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
Mailing Address: 3160 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: : (949) 252-5200

Santa Ana Airport History: The airport was initially known as Orange County Airport and the first airstrip was constructed in 1923. The airport was used as a military base during the World War II and after the war the land was returned to the County by the Federal government with the requirement that it should be opened to different aviation uses. The first few flights in the airport were Bonanza’s flights.

In 1979 the airport was renamed as John Wayne Airport. Though there were efforts laid to construct new larger airport, it was not successful. In 2011 additional terminal space was added and existing terminals were expanded. An additional terminal was built with six additional gates with dedicated commuter gate areas in Terminal C and new commuter facilities in Terminal A.

Driving Directions: John Wayne Airport can be accessed by the San Diego (I-405) Freeway, the Costa Mesa (SR-55) Freeway, and the Corona Del Mar Freeway/San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Toll Road (SR-73).

John Wayne Airport Parking: Parking is available for short and long term parking at John Wayne Airport including the following parking options:

- Curbside Valet Parking.
- Terminal Parking Structures A1, A2, B2, and C.
- Main Street Off-Airport Parking.

Valet Parking: This parking is located on the upper at the Departure level. The vehicles can be dropped off at two locations, one at the curbside between Terminals A and B and the other at the curbside between Terminals B and C. Passengers parking at the valet have the facility to wash cars.

Terminal Structures A1, A2, B2, and C: Parking Structures A1 and A2 are located adjacent to and directly across from Terminal A. Parking Structures B2 and C are closest to Terminals B and C. A1, B2 and C offer 2-hour limited parking on the lower level of the parking structures. Terminal parking is accessible from the Departure Upper Level only.
Four parking structures are conveniently located next to the Thomas F. Riley Terminal at a rate of $20 per day and $2 per hour with the first 15 minutes being free for those dropping off and picking up passengers.

Main Street Off-Airport Parking: Main Street Parking is located at 1512 Main Street in Irvine. Courtesy shuttle service to and from the Riley Terminal is available every 15 minutes. Shuttle pick-up locations at the Terminal are on the Arrival Level.

John Wayne Airport Hotels: Below are some of the hotels located near SNA:

- Oakwood at Astoria.
- Embassy Suites Irvine.
- Marriott Irvine.
- Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport.
- Extended Stay America Orange County John Wayne Airport.
- Wyndham Irvine.
- Hilton Irvine.

SNA Airport Terminal Information:

Terminal A: In 1990 the terminal A and B were built to the old terminal. Later in year 2011 Terminal A expanded with dedicated commuter gate area with enhanced facilities.

Terminal A Airlines: The airlines operating from the terminal are:
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- SkyWest Airlines
- WestJet

Terminal A facilities are:
- California Pizza Kitchen
- Fresh Market by Laguna Culinar
- McDonald's and McCafé
- Starbucks
- Sunglass Hut
- Hudson News
- Tech on the Go
- Hudson Newswall
- CNN Newsstand Orange County

Terminal B:

Terminal B Airlines: Airlines operating from Terminal B:
- Interjet
- United Airlines
- United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines
- US Airways
- US Airways Express operated by Mesa Airlines

Terminal B Shops and Restaurants:
- Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs
- La Tapenade Mediterranean Café
- McDonald's and McCafé
- Pei Wei
- Pinkberry
- Ruby's Diner
- Ruby's to go
- Subway
- Caterina's
- Beachfront News
- InMotion
- South Coast News

Terminal C:

Terminal C Airlines: Airlines operating from Terminal B:
- AirTran Airways
- Frontier Airlines
- Southwest Airlines

Terminal C Shops and Restaurants:
- Carl's Jr./Green Burrito
- Ciao Gourmet Market
- Pinkberry
- Pei Wei
- Subway
- CNBC News Express
- CNN Newsstand
- Tech on the Go
- Caterina's
- Beachfront News
- InMotion
- OC TravelMart

Orange County and the City of Santa Ana: Orange County is a county in the United States of California and is third most populated county in California. The county is renowned for its tourism attractions.The city of Santa Ana serves as the governmental center of the county, with Anaheim as its main tourist destination, and Irvine as its major business and financial hub. The Gold Coast of California with over 42 miles of coastline has made it also known as California Riviera. Orange County is home to some of the world's most popular attractions such as Disneland. Santa Ana was founded in 1869 and ranks as the second city as far as population.

Orange County History: It was the Native American groups who inhabited the region first. Soon after 1769 expedition the area was named as Valle de Santa Ana. The place was also inhabited by European settlement. After a severe drought in 1860’s majority of the land came into the possession of Richard O’Neill. Following the discovery of silver in the Santa Ana Mountains, several settlers were attracted here. The growth led the California legislature to divide Los Angeles County and create Orange County as a separate political entity. The name is after the citrus fruit, which was once the famous product of this region. Orange County benefitted much with the introduction of the Pacific Railway connecting Los Angeles with Santa Ana and Newport Beach.

Orange County Geography: Orange County is the smallest county in Southern California. The temperature is about 20 degree Celsius. The county is bounded on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles on the north, San Bernardino County on the northeast and San Diego County in the southeast. The Santa Ana Mountains lie in the eastern boundaries of the county and Cleveland National Forest. The highest peak is Santiago Peak. The Santa Ana River is the major watercourse that flows through the middle of the county from northeast to southwest.

Orange County Attractions:

Balboa Island: This charming man-made island is accessible from Newport Beach via ferry boat or access road. The place offers beaches, shopping and many restaurants.

Corona Del Mar: This place is a part of the City of Newport Beach. It is situated on and at the foot of the San Joaquin Hills fronting the Pacific Ocean and offers many spectacular views, along with beaches and tidepools.

Dana Point: This was the only major harbour between San Diego and Santa Barbara during the 19th century. At present the harbour sports a modern marina which is a popular spot for departure of boats offering whale watching cruises from November through March. In addition to the beaches, the harbour also provides restaurant dining facilities with a harbour view and gift shops.

Laguna Beach: Mansions and quaint beach cottages line bluffs above the sandy coves along the seven mile, scenic coastline of Laguna Beach. Tourists have been flocking to this little piece of paradise to scuba dive and enjoy the scenery for 100 years.

Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach is located on the shore of the Pacific Ocean in north-western Orange County. This city offers miles of spacious, sandy beaches. Huntington Beach is also home to and expansive City park system which includes 58 public parks and the largest city-owned and operated regional park in Orange County. Also within the city's boundaries are three miles of equestrian trails, school playgrounds, a city gym, a seniors' recreation center, two golf courses, 72 tennis courts, a marina, and a protected wildlife preserve.

Newport Beach: Newport Beach, California's premier Oceanside retreat, offers variety of facilities. With its close proximity to John Wayne Airport, the city is easily accessible to all visitors. Splendid golfing, world-class shopping, yachting is available for the tourist.

San Clemente: San Clemente is a unique beach town built on hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Twenty acres of sand beaches and a 1,200-foot long fishing pier with commanding views of coastal bluff and hills is what makes this a popular beach town for locals and tourists alike.

Disneyland: One of the major attraction Walt's original Theme Park continues to reign as "The Happiest Place on Earth" and home to almost five decades of Disney wonder and magic.

Explore Ocean/Newport Harbour Nautical Museum: This place provides maritime heritage with family-oriented interactive exhibits, ship models, artifacts and art. This place is located in the heart of the historic Balboa Fun Zone on Newport Bay. Here the visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, interactive programs, and special performances that connects the visitor to the living museum. Museum address is 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661.

Irvine Park Railroad: Irvine Park Railroad is a one-third scale train that takes both children and adults on a scenic, 12-minute ride through beautiful and scenic Irvine Regional Park. The train ride is narrated by the engineer. Other activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals' paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals bikes, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. It is located on the foothills of Orange and Irvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM. Park is located at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Knott's Berry Farm: With over 165 rides, shows and attractions Knott’s is a popular theme park for all. It is known for its thrilling roller coaster rides. Knott's also is home to Camp Snoopy for young visitors, the Boardwalk with arcade games, live shows and many shows and attractions.

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