Awards

John Wayne Airport has been honored with numerous awards for engineering, construction and communications related to the new Terminal C, Parking Structure C and Central Utility Plant. Following are some of the more recent awards presented to JWA by international, national and local organizations.

Airport Awards:

  • 2018 Best Large Airport Award

    For the second consecutive year, John Wayne Airport was ranked as the highest rated airport by J.D. Power for customer satisfaction among large airports in North America. Additionally, this year John Wayne Airport received the highest score of all airports in the study – regardless of size – scoring 815 points on a 1,000-point scale. Moreover, JWA received the highest scores of all airports in four of the six study categories.
    2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power

  • 2018 Best Airport in the U.S. Award

    80 of the nation’s top airports were analyzed, taking into account customer experience scores from J.D. Power, reader reviews from Travel + Leisure, on-time arrival rates, security delays, and traveler amenities such as shops and restaurants.
    Money 'Best in Travel 2018'
  • 2017 Best Large Airport Award

    Study was based on responses from 34,695 North American travelers that measured the overall travel satisfaction based on six factors: terminal facilities; airport accessibility; security check; baggage claim; check-in/baggage check; food, beverage and retail.
    2017 North America Airport Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power
  • 2017 John Wayne Airport voted #4 on the list of “The 10 Best Domestic Airports”

    Airports were rated on access, check-in and security, restaurants and bars, shopping and design.
    Travel + Leisure® “World’s Best Awards™”
  • 2016 Travelers’ Choice survey

    Positive guest ratings and recent designation as the second favorite medium-hub Airport in the U.S.
    TripAdvisor

Air Service:

  • 2012 Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet – Responding to Globalization

    JWA Air Service Development Program
    Orange County Business Council

Art Program:

  • 2013 Art Star Awards - Outstanding Arts Collaboration

    Orange County: Destination Art & Culture
    Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts

Concessions:

  • 2012 Concession Awards 1st Place

    “Best Food and Beverage Program for Medium Sized Airport”
    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)
  • 2012 Concession Awards Honorable Mention

    “Best New Food and Beverage Concept, Full-Service” for Javi’s restaurant
    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)

Construction & Engineering:

  • 2018 Award of Excellence, Retrofit/Alteration

    Seismic Upgrade of Terminals A & B
    Structural Engineers Association of Southern California

  • 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards

    American Council of Engineering Companies

  • 2013 Owners' Project Excellence Awards

    Western Council of Construction Consumers

  • 2012 Outstanding Government Civil Engineering Project

    Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers

  • 2012 Project of the Year

    John Wayne Airport Improvement Program
    Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2012 Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport Improvement Program
    Orange County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies
  • 2012 Client of the Year

    Orange County Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies
  • 2012 Best Transportation Project Award of Merit

    John Wayne Airport Parking Garage Demolition and Terminal C Construction
    Engineering News Record California: Best Projects 2012
  • 2012 Project Achievement Awards

    Building/New Construction, Airport Facilities, over $100 million
    Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America
  • 2012 Distinguished Owner Honoree

    Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America
  • 2012 Excellence in Structural Engineering Excellence Award

    New Terminal Building (Terminal C)
    Structural Engineers Association of Southern California
  • 2011 Project Achievement Award

    Infrastructure $51 - $100 million for Parking Structure C and the Central Utility Plant
    Southern California Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America
  • 2011 Engineering project of the Year

    Airport Improvement Program
    Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2011 Engineering Project Achievement

    Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Merit Award

    New Parking Structure C
    Structural Engineers Association of Southern California

Environmental:

  • 2018 Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet – Sustainable & Green Development

    John Wayne Airport Food Waste Reduction Program
    Orange County Business Council

  • 2011 Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet – Sustainable & Green Development

    Central Utility Plant
    Orange County Business Council

Public Relations, Marketing & Communications:

  • 2015 First Place in Excellence in Marketing, Communications and Customer Service

    Interactive John Wayne Annual Report
    Airports Council International-North America’s (ACI-NA)
  • 2015 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport’s article written for Airport Business Magazine
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2015 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport’s Airport Trading Card Launch
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2015 NACo Achievement Awards in Civic Education and Public Information

    Impressive From All Angles - John Wayne Airport's 2013 Annual Report
    National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • 2015 Excellence in Communications

    John Wayne Airport, Orange County ocair.com/mobile
    California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)
  • 2014 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    John Wayne Airport's OCAIR.COM Redesign
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2014 Savvy Awards - Creative Marketing Communications

    JWA Annual Report
    City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)
  • 2014 3CMA Silver Award - Printed Publications-Catalogs/Guides

    John Wayne Airport Guides to Art, Concessions and Airport
    City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)
  • 2014 Excellence in Airport Marketing and Communications

    JWAAnnual Report
    Airports Council International - North America (ACI-NA)
  • 2012 PROTOS Award of Excellence

    Terminal C Media Day Press Tour
    Orange County Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2012 Edward L. Bernays Awards of Merit

    Terminal C Takes Flight Press Conference
    San Diego Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • 2012 Platinum Award

    Welcome to JWA Video
    MarCom
  • 2012 Gold Award

    JWA Magazine – Building on Excellence
    MarCom
  • 2012 First Place in Excellence in Marketing and Communications

    John Wayne Airport Annual Report
    Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)
  • 2012 Orange County Design Awards – Motion Graphic Gold Award

    JWA Interactive Annual Report
    Orange County Design Awards
  • 2012 Orange County Design Awards – Web, Interactive, UI Design Gold Award

    JWA Interactive Annual Report
    Orange County Design Awards
  • 2012 Orange County Design Awards – BEST IN SHOW Award

    JWA Interactive Annual Report
    Orange County Design Awards
  • 2011 Interactive Annual Report

    MarCom