There is an interesting article in today's Daily Pilot (the local paper for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa) about the possibility of Disney offering incentives for DLR-bound tourists to fly into Ontario instead of John Wayne.
John Wayne Airport is on unincorporated county land located between the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. The flight path for John Wayne goes diectly over these cities, Newport Beach especially. These cities do not want John Wayne to expand, and it already is undergoing an expansion. And these cities to not want it to expand any further. So this idea really is due to these cities' efforts.
I wonder, though, why would Disney also be going along with this? They will be offering incentives for people to fly into Ontario, but that airport is considerably farther away. And travelling to Disneyland from Ontario during rush hour could be quite the bear. I don't think Disney would wind up on the winning end of this situation but they seem to want to encourage it.
What's going on here? And what do you think?
Daily Pilot - Serving Newport Beach & Costa Mesa, California