John Wayne Airport has been a major cornerstone of Orange County for nearly 100 years.

We recognize our responsibility to the community we serve—one we take very seriously. We work hard to develop and nurture meaningful relationships through partnerships that connect our business values with our social responsibility, and year after year, we look for new ways to support our neighbors and remain a conscientious member of the community.


  • We focus efforts on providing a more eco-friendly environment—we invest in zero emissions vehicles, divert 71 tons of food waste from landfills, donate 11 tons of food to local pantries, and recycle 92% of paper, metal, plastics and glass.

  • 1,530,135 disposable plastic water bottles have been eliminated by the use of water-refill stations.

  • 300,000 gallons of fuel have been eliminated from the road daily due to underground fuel lines.

  • 61

    Electric car charging stations

  • 3.1

    Million in grant funds for electric buses

  • 15%

    Reduction in
    energy consumption
    since 2012

  • 38

    Tankers eliminated from the road daily

Noise monitoring

  • JWA has one of the most stringent aircraft access and noise monitoring programs in the US.

  • 1985 Settlement Agreement and GA Noise Ordinance established mandatory quarterly noise limits, passenger caps, and a curfew for commercial airlines — unlike any other in the nation.

  • The last commercial airline noise violation was in 2004.

  • Launched Fly Friendly program to recognize GA jet operators for voluntary efforts to reduce noise and environmental impacts.

  • 10

    state-of-the-art noise monitors along the flight path

  • 99.9

    Percent General Aviation Noise Compliance


  • We provide more than 33,000 jobs to local workers and bring billions of dollars to the local economy.

  • We nurture meaningful relationships with local organizations such as Hoag Classic, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Operation Surf, Bob Hope USO, and OC Animal Allies.

  • 100

    Years of JWA in the OC community by 2023

  • 11+

    tons of food donated
    per year

  • 338

    guests served via JWA
    Helping Hands program

  • 152k

    miles donated to
    Make A Wish

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