John Wayne Airport’s Post-Security Access Pass

At John Wayne Airport, we’re making it easier for you to connect with friends and family.

Guests without a boarding pass can now access the secure areas of the John Wayne Airport Terminal from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with an OC AirPASS (post-security access pass) to shop, dine, watch planes, and greet friends and relatives when they arrive at the gate or accompany them before their flight.

Obtaining an OC AirPASS:

  • Check-in at the Information Booth in Terminal B (Lower Level, Baggage Claim) and present a valid government-issued ID.
  • Applicants are verified through an online security system, usually completed within minutes. Once approved, a pass is completed and printed.
  • OC AirPASS is non-transferrable and valid only on the date of issuance. Re-entry on the same day is allowed.
  • After check-in, visitors will proceed to a TSA checkpoint on the Departure (upper) Level for screening and inspection. AirPASS holders will present the pass and valid government-issued ID at the TSA checkpoint.
  • Visitors are limited to (1) personal item (hand luggage not allowed) and must comply with the same TSA screening and inspection procedures as ticketed passengers. More info here.
  • OC AirPass holders must have the pass in their possession while in the secure areas of the Terminal.
  • An adult with a visitor pass must accompany minors under the age of 18 at all times.
  • Visitors are responsible for all parking fees and must exit the Terminal by 10 p.m.
  • Concession operating times vary. For a list of food and shopping options, visit www.ocair.com/terminal/.

To learn more about the OC AirPASS program, call Customer Relations at 949-252-5200.