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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
The Boeing 737 screams out of John Wayne Airport, lifting into the thin, misty clouds over Newport Beach. With its distinctive Southwest Airlines stripes, the jet soars toward the gunmetal gray waters of Upper Newport Bay and then drifts over the multimillion-dollar homes in Dover Shores, where residents are just beginning their Monday. "He didn't turn," notes aviation consultant Ken Shapero, peering skyward. Departing from one of America's most restricted airports - over a city where residents have used their money and political might to fight for peace and quiet - is no simple task.
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NEWS
July 17, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
The Transportation Security Administration will add PreCheck expedited security screening Wednesday to a second terminal at John Wayne Airport (SNA). Passengers registered with the program will be able to use the faster lane from 5 to 7 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 6 to 8 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, according to a TSA statement. Travelers registered with PreCheck proceed through airport screening more quickly because they don't have to remove their shoes or belts and can leave laptops in cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Daniel Siegal
Bob Hope Airport in Burbank saw the number of passengers who passed through its gates rise slightly in May -- the second month this year to show an increase. The airport handled 345,997 passengers in May, a 0.4% increase compared to 344,566 in May 2012, according to statistics released by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority last week. This uptick came two months after a 0.27% increase in March, which was followed by a 2.4% drop in April. There were double-digit declines the first two months of the year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Anh Do
Commercial jet traffic at Orange County's John Wayne Airport was diverted to LAX and Ontario on Thursday after a small airplane skidded along the main runway after landing without its landing gear down. Seven arriving flights were diverted to Los Angeles International Airport and Ontario International Airport, according to John Wayne spokeswoman Jenny Wedge. The main runway closed for about an hour after the incident, which was reported  around 10:30 a.m., Wedge said. No injuries were reported.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2013 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Airline mergers, a deep recession and surging fuel prices have led to sharp cuts in airline service around the country. Hardest hit: medium-size airports. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, LA/Ontario International Airport and other mid-size airports lost an average of 26.2% of their flights from 2007to 2012, according to a new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's International Center for Air Transportation. The cuts are a result of airlines eliminating less-profitable routes and focusing on more popular, high-profit routes, the report said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
In addition to that famously steep takeoff from John Wayne Airport, passengers aboard some departing jets in Orange County might be asked to endure multiple turns as pilots take a zigzag course as they lift off over Newport Beach. The zigzag takeoff pattern - meant to reduce jet noise in the beach city - would be a first in the continental U.S. Over the decades, the city has fought and sued in an effort to tame noise from the commercial airport, and flights in and out of John Wayne are now some of the most strictly controlled in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Jill Cowan, Los Angeles Times
After nearly two years of closed-door negotiations, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry announced this week that the strict curfews governing John Wayne Airport's operations could remain in place through 2035 if a proposed settlement extension is approved. A cap on the number of passengers and flights that can pass through the airport would be allowed to rise starting in 2021. "This is a balanced approach that will follow the law and maintain the protection of our community," Curry said at a news conference in the Newport Beach Police Department auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Jill Cowan, Times Community News
After nearly two years of closed-door negotiations, Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry announced Thursday that the strict curfews governing John Wayne Airport's operations could remain in place through 2035 if a proposed airport settlement agreement extension is approved. But a cap on the number of passengers and flights that can pass through the airport would be allowed to rise starting in 2021. "This is a balanced approach that will follow the law and maintain the protection of our community," Curry said at a news conference in the Newport Beach Police Department auditorium.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Travelers with questions about the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program can get answers at three information sessions planned this month at John Wayne Airport (SNA). The agency announced Wednesday that it would roll out the expedited security screening program at the Santa Ana airport in December. Prior to the start of the program at John Wayne, the TSA will conduct sessions at a temporary information center in Terminal A from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday (today)
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