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September 8, 2011

JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT OPENS NORTH COMMUTER TERMINAL (GATES 1A, 1B AND 1C)

SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport (JWA) today celebrated the completion of the new North Commuter Terminal with passengers departing on Delta Air Lines' 7:05 a.m. flight to Salt Lake City. Delta's passengers were among the first to use new gate counters and view flight information on new flat panel screens being installed throughout the Thomas F. Riley Terminal.

See photos here.

Passengers prepare for departure from the new North Commuter Terminal can be reached from Terminal A at John Wayne Airport.
Passengers prepare for departure from the new North Commuter Terminal,
which can be reached from Terminal A at John Wayne Airport.

Construction of the North Commuter Terminal is part of the larger Airport Improvement Program that began in 2006. A major component of the Program is construction of a new Terminal C and improvements to the existing Terminals A and B. Permanent commuter facilities are being constructed north of Terminal A and south of Terminal C and will replace temporary commuter facilities. Construction of Terminal C and the new south commuter terminal is expected to be complete in mid-November 2011.

Commuter service at JWA is provided by Delta Connection and United Express. Commuter airlines serve a variety of destinations and differ from commercial airlines based on the number of passenger seats in, and the weight of, the aircraft.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually, reaches 20 nonstop destinations in the United States and Canada and is served by 10 commercial passenger airlines. More information can be found at www.ocair.com.

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