Aviation Art Is at John Wayne Airport

It makes total sense to put aviation art at a place where airplanes frequently fly but the latest creative installation at John Wayne Airport is aviation art of a different kind. Greg Sullivan, best known for photographing the Chino Air Show and the Blue Agents, is exhibiting his local and exotic bird photography now through…

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File This Under Bops: John Wayne Airport Now Has Live Music

First there was art, then wine—hi, Vino Volo—and now, live music at John Wayne Airport. Seriously, if the cool cats at John Wayne Airport aren’t careful, people might just visit the airport to hang! (Although, ha. You can’t. The live music is past the security checkpoint, which means you’d have to purchase a ticket to…

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There’s Art on Windows at John Wayne Airport

The gift of John Wayne Airport is that it never takes longer than 10 minutes to get through security. Global Access, Pre-check, nothing at all … however you travel, it’s almost impossible to wait in line at the airport’s efficiently run TSA operation. This means, for some, a Vino Volo visit to grab a Pinot…

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Smoke-filled Southwest Flight Evacuated at John Wayne Airport

Early Monday evening, a fire on a Southwest Airlines aircraft at John Wayne Airport prompted an evacuation, with all 139 passengers and five crew members on board forced to use the aircraft’s front emergency slides. 

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Local Underwater Art on Display at John Wayne Airport

If you’re strolling through John Wayne Airport (JWA) in the next week or so seeking creative inspiration, look to the walls. Local underwater photographer Patsee Ober has her art on display until Feb. 19 as part of John Wayne Airport’s Community Focus Space Program. Photos can be seen on the Departure (upper) Level near security…

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Newport Beach Paddle Out in Remembrance of Helicopter Crash Victim

The stretch of beach just north of Newport Pier was eerily quiet Saturday morning as dozens paddled out in the memory of Joseph “Pepe” Anthony Tena. The beloved 60-year-old Newport Beach resident, businessman and entrepreneur was killed in a helicopter crash Tuesday when a Robinson R44 copter with Tena and three others onboard smashed into…

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John Wayne Airport Releases December 2017 Stats

John Wayne Airport (affectionately known by travelers as SNA) today released its statistics for December 2017 air travel. Overall, airline passenger traffic, commercial aircraft operations, total aircraft operations and general aviation activity increased from year-ago figures. Southwest Airlines topped the December list for most popular airline, based on passenger count, shuttling 361,163 passengers to and…

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City of Newport Beach and FAA Reach Tentative Agreement on John Wayne Airport Flight Paths

Today, Newport Beach Mayor Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill and the Newport Beach City Council colleagues announced the City has reached a tentative agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the flight paths from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA). The agreement remains subject to the approval of the FAA and…

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