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John Wayne Airport (SNA)

John Wayne Airport (SNA) terminal complex on SNA website

John Wayne Airport (SNA) serves the Orange County and Greater Los Angeles area in California. The airport is known as the gateway to Southern California and the nearest airport to Laguna Beach. SNA is located 7 miles away from the City of Santa Ana and 30 minutes’ trip from Los Angeles.

SNA is considered as the second busiest airport in the area, behind Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), when considering total passenger traffic. The airport connects 34 cities and municipalities, reaching 3 million people. As a result, the total number of passengers served by SNA Airport in 2019 was roughly 10.7 million.

In 2022 and 2023, J.D. Power North American Airport Satisfaction Study ranked SNA #2 for overall customer satisfaction among large airports.

John Wayne Airport website

Airport Fun Fact: Many travelers and airline websites refer to SNA as Orange County Airport or Santa Ana Airport. SNA is owned and operated by the County of Orange and located in Santa Ana city. At the end of the 1970s, the airport—originally named Orange County Airport—was renamed in honor of actor John Wayne, who used to reside close to the county.

The following three routes will guide you to SNA:

Distances and drive times in normal traffic, between the airport terminal and some world-renowned beaches and popular theme parks and attractions:


To/From Tucson Connections

Alaska Airlines check-in and ticker counter for all flights are in Terminal B and gate location on the upper level, gates 11, 12 and 13.

Airport Guide (SNA) website

Visit The OC

Sun, surf, sand, beaches, boutiques, stadium and venues, and theme parks all make Orange County one of California’s iconic destinations.

Information for planning a trip is at Discover Orange County.

Did You Know …?

Orange County is home to 42 miles of breathtaking coastline.

After landing at “the O.C.” plan your sandy beach gateway here.

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