361 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, California 92626





Office & Hangar Inquiries

Alex Scott

General Manager

We are delighted to provide our guests with direct drive-up access to their aircraft for arrivals and departures. Drive-up access requires all individuals in the vehicle to show photo ID at the airport security gate before driving to your aircraft.

Arriving to John Wayne Airport by Vehicle
  1. Check-in at the CLA Welcome Center located at the intersection of Airway and Paularino. You will be greeted by a CLA representative. Please have your tail number information ready. If you do not encounter a CLA representative when you arrive please call 714.888.8000.
  2. The CLA representative will coordinate an escort through the John Wayne Airport Security Gate directly to your aircraft or the Clay Lacy Lobby. You may be asked to wait in one of the pre-ramp staging areas designated by Clay Lacy signage or the team member assisting you.
  3. Each driver will be required to show their valid drivers license to the Airport Security Guard at the JWA Security Gate prior to ramp entry. To reduce waiting times at the gate, please have your drivers license readily available when arriving to the facility.
  4. Airport regulations require the gate to close completely behind the last vehicle through the gate. You may experience a small wait after entering the AOA to ensure the gate closes behind you.
  5. Clay Lacy will valet your vehicle at the aircraft or lobby. If you would like to self-park, please let us know and we will direct you to a parking space once escorted through the gate.
Landing at John Wayne Airport by Aircraft and Departing by Vehicle
  1. Personal vehicle or professional driving service will meet you at your aircraft.
  2. CLA personnel will escort you to exit at airport security gate.
  • Ask us about enclosed parking, professional auto detailing and fueling services while away on your flight. Additional charges apply.
  • Professional chauffeur services are allowed to drive up to aircraft.
  • Ride share and taxi services are not permitted to drive up to aircraft. CLA will provide shuttle to aircraft.

Fuel Rates

  • Avgas
  • Jet-A
  • Jet-A with prist
  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

Ramp Handling Fees

  • Piston SE
  • Piston ME
  • Small Helo (2 seats)
  • Standard Helo
  • VLJ
  • Light Jet & Turboprop
  • Medium Jet
  • Super Mid Jet
  • Large Jet
  • Long Range Jet
  • Special (Waiver)

Ramp handling fees are waived for 24 and 48 hour period with minimum fuel upload for fixed wing aircraft. World Fuel contract fuel available and Avcard is preferred method of payment. Retail rates are published in accordance with the transparency in FBO pricing best practices outlined by the NATA, AOPA, GAMA, HAI, EAA and NBAA.

Please Fly Neighborly

John Wayne Airport works closely with aviation businesses and local residents to reduce noise impacts to the surrounding communities. Please read and participate in these noise abatement programs.

Quiet Nights – Please avoid flying during nighttime curfew hours from 10pm to 7am daily.

A New World-Class FBO for Orange County

Thoughtfully designed by world-renowned architect, Gensler, to be the most aesthetically stunning, most luxurious, and environmentally sustainable private aviation facility. Opening 2025.

Carbon Neutral Facilities

Our facilities have been carbon neutral since 2019, and we were the first company certified to NATA’s Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses and the world’s first company to be independently reviewed and rated Facility Green Level by 4AIR. We are also a Los Angeles-certified Green Business and member of the California Green Business Network.

Clay Lacy's Orange County FBO Receives AIN Honors

The results from Aviation International News’ renowned FBO survey are in, and we are proud to share Clay Lacy Aviation at John Wayne Airport (SNA) earned the #1 position in both Line Service and Customer Service Representative (CSRS) categories for the Americas.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

In partnership with World Fuel Services, Clay Lacy offers Sustainable Aviation Fuel. SAF dramatically reduces your business jet’s carbon emissions and cuts net greenhouse gasses by up to 80 percent. Tested and verified by aircraft, engine and component manufacturers worldwide, SAF is a safe, reliable drop-in fuel. No modifications are required to your aircraft or other equipment. Supplies are limited. Learn more about our sustainability strategy and SAF.

Legendary Aircraft Management

Trust superior aircraft management that elevates the ownership experience. Our Orange County private jet management team has the agility, responsiveness and personal attention of a private flight department, with the resources of a large organization.

Begin Your Charter Journey

Start your private charter experience from Orange County, flying whenever and wherever you want on one of the largest and most divers private charter fleets. Every aspect of your journey is perfected for your tastes and the purpose of your trip, with flawless attention to detail.

Expert Maintenance

Supporting you on the ground, protecting you in the air. Our onsite maintenance technicians and 24/7 AOG team provide routine line maintenance on Gulfstream, Embraer, Dassault Falcon, Bombardier and Textron business jets.