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Biz News: JWA ranks highest among large airports in J.D. Power survey

BACK HOME – A couple arrives at John Wayne Airport Wendnesday, where the crowds were considered ligh
A couple arrive at John Wayne Airport, which ranked highest among large airports in J.D. Power’s North America Airport Satisfaction Study.
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John Wayne Airport ranked highest among large airports in J.D. Power’s 13th annual airport survey, the Costa Mesa-based firm announced.

The 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study gave JWA a score of 815 on a 1,000-point scale based on aspects such as check-in, food, beverage, retail, accessibility, terminal facilities and baggage claim. Scores were determined from responses gathered from more than 40,000 travelers throughout the past year.

Dallas and Portland, Ore., came in second and third, respectively.

Muppets-inspired pop-up store open in Costa Mesa through Wednesday

South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa is hosting a Muppets-inspired pop-up boutique store through Wednesday.


The Muppet Show x Sandro is on Level 2 near Carousel Court and features women’s clothing and accessories and a children’s collection inspired by Muppets characters.

The boutique is one of two worldwide where shoppers can browse the collection in person, South Coast Plaza said.

Newport Beach chamber to present economic forecast

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual economic forecast is scheduled for Friday.

The event at the Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy., will feature research from the USC Marshall School of Business. It is set for 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets start at $65. Lunch is included.


Topics will include the expected state of the U.S. economy in 2019, an economic outlook for California and Orange County, and Proposition 10, a November ballot measure about rent control.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit or call (949) 729-4400.

H.B. credit union members OK merger

Members of Huntington Beach-based Nuvision Credit Union have approved a merger with Denali Federal Credit Union, based in Anchorage, Alaska. The merger became effective Monday.

The combined credit union will have more than $2.2 billion in assets and serve more than 160,000 members throughout the western United States.

Newport restaurant raises funds for CHOC

Fly N’ Fish Oyster Bar & Grill in Newport Beach is raising money for Children’s Hospital of Orange County through its Chowder for a Cause campaign.

Throughout October, proceeds from sales of New England clam chowder bowls will be donated to the hospital. The annual benefit has raised more than $30,000 since 2015.

A Restaurant celebrates 10 years with $10 specials

A Restaurant in Newport Beach is celebrating its 10th anniversary throughout October with menu items priced at $10.

The specials — which include spicy yellow tuna, a hatch chili sausage and fried green tomatoes — are served from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.