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International Travel to Southern California Now Possible with the Opening of Terminal C at John Wayne Airport
Terminal C Opened at John Wayne Airport

Terminal C Design at John Wayne Airport (SNA)

The possibilities for holiday travel may soon be endless with the expansion efforts that have allowed the opening of the new $543 million dollar Terminal C at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, CA. Also called the Thomas F. Riley Terminal, the new building was designed to look like an airplane fuselage and features natural stone, stainless steel, and a glass-enclosed central lobby.  More short term parking, added food options such as the Anaheim Ducks Breakaway Bar & Grill and Ruby’s Shake Shack, multiple exhibits by local artists, and state-of –the-industry check-in kiosks mean the passenger experience at Terminal C will be more efficient and comfortable.

But by far the biggest change is the addition of the very first customs area at John Wayne Airport. This new customs area means the possibility of expanded international travel to Southern California. The only international flights out of John Wayne currently go to Canada but plans to begin flights to Mexico are in the works. From there, the possibilities are endless. Which begs the question: If you could fly out of John Wayne Airport’s Terminal C to anywhere in the world, where would you go? My affinity for medieval architecture offers only two choices: Bruges, Belgium or Prague in the Czech Republic. Where do your fantasy travels take you?

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About 3 years ago by ayreshotels

28 Responses to International Travel to Southern California Now Possible with the Opening of Terminal C at John Wayne Airport

  1. monica walker Says:

    Hawaii would be a awesome place to visit!

    November 22, 2011
  2. Melissa Driscoll Says:

    Always the Caribbean, any island will do.

    November 22, 2011
  3. Paul Sarabia Says:

    I would love to fly to Paris, France or domestically to New York City so that i may get inspired to write the next great American novel in cities that have inspired so many! Thank you!

    November 22, 2011
  4. Rebekah Harris Says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland!

    November 22, 2011
  5. Jill Gundaker Says:

    I think that bringing all my family to California and Disneyland would be a great trip. I also HAVE to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland someday.

    November 22, 2011
  6. Angeline Says:

    Recently saw a wonderful post on Spain; that would be a nice place to visit and do a little ancestry search.

    November 22, 2011
  7. Elvira DeCuir Says:

    My dream destination would be Bora Bora! I can only dream of affording to make it there one day…it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! It doesn’t hurt to dream, right?

    November 22, 2011
  8. ayreshotels Says:

    Never hurts! Where would we be without dreams? :)

    November 22, 2011
  9. Emily Says:

    I would love to go to florida. There is so much to see and do.

    November 22, 2011
  10. Rochell James Says:

    I would like to finally go on an honeymoon, my husband and I were married in my living room of our apartment Nov 22 1976. We never had an honeymoon and i always wanted to go to Caribbean island but it haven’t happen yet. I’m 56 now and i just wonder if I ever will get to go. That is my DREAM.

    November 22, 2011
  11. Terry C. Says:

    John Wayne Airport / Rancho Santa Margarita is always the highlight of my year. That’s where my son and grandsons live, and I don’t get to see them very often.

    November 22, 2011
  12. Tricia Porter Says:

    My dream destination would be TAHITI or any of the French Polynesian Islands :) I can just picture myself in one of those above water huts relaxing & jumping in to enjoy the crystal clear waters. Now that sounds breathtaking!!!

    November 22, 2011
  13. ayreshotels Says:

    I wish you the best in fulfilling the dream!

    November 22, 2011
  14. mark scialabba Says:

    i would love to fly my dad to his ancestral home of Italy. He has never been there and it has been his dream to go there for years.He thinks its not possible anymore because he is older, but i still believe we can get him there someday.

    November 22, 2011
  15. Jessamyn Says:

    I know it sounds lame, but my dream destination is Disney World

    November 22, 2011
  16. ayreshotels Says:

    That is not lame! It’s a great dream vacay!

    November 22, 2011
  17. Jeff Says:

    I’d like to check out Tokyo Disneyland or Disneyland Paris. They both look so amazing!

    November 22, 2011
  18. Dulcea Sawhill Says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii, specifically, Oahu, so that I could visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

    November 22, 2011
  19. Rosemary Says:

    Definitely Wales. My family stopped there briefly many years ago when we took a ferry from Ireland to Wales on our way to England, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. Once of these days!

    November 22, 2011
  20. Lori Says:

    I really want to go to London!

    November 23, 2011
  21. Ingemar Hulthage Says:

    My dream trip would be to spend a month in greece!

    November 23, 2011
  22. Dave Levin Says:

    For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to go to Austrailia and New Zealand!

    November 23, 2011
  23. Melinda Singer Says:

    The romantic in me would love to cruise up the Rhine and Danube, stopping along the way and visiting the cities along the banks. Perhaps at Christmas time and visit the holiday marketplaces!

    November 23, 2011
  24. Cecilia Says:

    New York. We have a little girl there we sponsor and I’d love to meet her.

    November 23, 2011
  25. Heather B Says:

    I would love to go to skiing in the Alps in either Switzerland or Austria.

    November 25, 2011
  26. deirdre donnelly Says:

    we came to the fabulous AYRES HOTEL from Ireland last July, and were amazed at the wonderful staff and fantastic facilities on offer. A first class place!
    Southern California has stolen our hearts and that really is our dream destination

    December 7, 2011
  27. deirdre donnelly Says:

    We travelled to Cali last July and stayed in the FABULOUS ayres hotel anaheim…we came from Ireland where it was raining and miserable, so for us our dream vacation is Southern California

    December 7, 2011
  28. Barbara E Says:

    f I could fly out of John Wayne Airport’s Terminal C to anywhere in the world, it would be Italy, and Stockholm. You make beautiful hotels!

    March 10, 2012


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