John Wayne Orange County Airport

Overview summary

John Wayne-Orange County Airport is centrally located in Santa Ana, California and sits just 2 miles from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Newport Beach. John Wayne-Orange County Airport is a short 20 minute drive from the world-famous Disneyland and offers easy access to many of Southern California’s major highways.

Named after the actor John Wayne who lived in Newport Beach, John Wayne-Orange County Airport features two world class FBO’s that provide a top-notch customer travel experience.

For private jet hire to or from John Wayne-Orange County Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0) 20 7100 6960 (24 Hours).

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John Wayne-Orange County Airport History

Aviation pioneer Eddie Martin opened John Wayne-Orange County Airport, which was originally called Eddie Martin Airport, in 1923. Martin operated a flying school at the airport and built the first aircraft hangar on the property in 1926. In 1935, Howard Hughes staged his world speed record-breaking flight from the airport.

The County of Orange purchased the airport from Martin in 1939 and was renamed Orange County Airport. The army took control of the airfield during World War II but returned it to the city after the conclusion of the war. The Santa Ana Dragstrip was operated on the airfield during the 1950s. In 1979, the airport was renamed the John Wayne-Orange County Airport after the famous actor who lived in neighboring Newport Beach.

John Wayne-Orange County Airport Location

John Wayne-Orange County Airport is ideally located between the cities of Newport Beach and Santa Ana in Orange County, California. John Wayne-Orange County Airports sits just 2 miles from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean and is directly adjacent to Interstate 405, making all the destination of Southern California easily accessible including the Disneyland which is a short 20 minute drive away.

John Wayne-Orange County Airport Facilities

There are two fixed-base operators at John Wayne-Orange County Airport:

Atlantic Aviation operates a recently renovated private jet passenger terminal complete with a luxurious lobby, well-appointed pilot snooze room and business center. Atlantic Aviation offers valet parking services and provides wifi both inside and out on the ramp. Their hangar facility can accommodate up to a Gulfstream G450.

Signature Flight Support’s facility includes a 9,000 sq. foot private jet passenger terminal with spacious passenger waiting lobby, conference room, business center and valet parking. Signature Flight Support has hangars that can accommodate up to a Bombardier Global Express or Gulfstream G550.

John Wayne-Orange County Airport Facts

Airport Codes: KSNA/SNA
Latitude: 33.68 North
Longitude: 117.67 West
Elevation: 56.1 feet

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