John Wayne Airport officials say Air Canada is expected to begin Orange County service by summer. It would be the airport’s first international flights.“Air Canada has been given passenger capacity to begin operations in the new (JWA) plan year, starting April 1,” says JWA spokeswoman Jenny Wedge. “At this point, we continue to work with them on the logistics of customs/immigration, as well as their lease agreement with the Airport.”
She says airport officials are anticipating Air Canada service will start closer to the summer time. Destinations have not been announced.
The airport has been hampered in offering international flights because it doesn’t have customs facilities. Air Canada, however, provides U.S. customs clearance at its airports removing the need for customs at JWA.