John Wayne Airport Announces Results of Economic Impact Study - John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)
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March 5, 2014


SANTA ANA, Calif. - John Wayne Airport (JWA) announces the results of an Economic Impact Study of Airport operations for calendar year 2012. The study, conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting LLC, measures the direct, indirect and induced economic impacts generated by JWA in Orange County and three neighboring counties (Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino).

Key findings of the Economic Impact Study include:

  • Economic Output (Spending Impacts): $6 billion. The dollar value of industrial output produced; reflects spending by firms, organizations and individuals.
  • Employment: 43,000 jobs. Full time, part time and seasonal jobs.
  • Earnings: $1.7 billion. Wages, salaries and benefits associated with employment tied to the Airport.
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP): $3.3 billion. A measure of the money value of final goods and services produced locally as a result of economic activity.

"This study confirms that John Wayne Airport is a powerful economic engine for Orange County," said Shawn Nelson, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. "By connecting Orange County with destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, JWA connects local business and tourism with economic opportunity - and supports the prosperity of our entire community."

To view the study in its entirety, visit


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 more than nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at or at or on