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Oakland Counts 12.8 Percent More Travelers in April

Oakland, CA:  (May 31, 2017) – Officials at Oakland International Airport today released April traffic reports, which indicate that total passengers at the airport increased 12.8%, from 941,248 in April 2016, reaching 1,061,616 passengers in April 2017. The increase is based upon 6.4% more operations and 8.5% more seats. Traffic is expected to continue to […]

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Port of Oakland seeks to move more cargo via rails

Oakland, Calif. – May 30, 2017: Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle says that he wants more rail business here.  He told a meeting of railroad executives in San Francisco last week that the Port is poised to make it happen. “We have two outstanding partners at the Port in the Union Pacific and […]

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SPIRIT AIRLINES ADDS SERVICE FROM OAKLAND TO DETROIT AND BALTIMORE

OAKLAND, CA – (May 25, 2017): Today, Spirit Airlines adds two cities to its roster of destinations from Oakland International Airport (OAK). The Fort Lauderdale-based airline commences nonstop service to Baltimore (BWI) and Detroit (DTW), with daily departures scheduled at 4:45PM and 11:55PM, respectively. Customers flying cross-country from OAK to BWI will now have a […]

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Oakland International Airport expects a 10% increase in passengers over upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend

Oakland, CA: (May 23, 2017) — This Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks off what is expected to be a near-record summer travel season at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  New destinations, new airlines, and increased frequencies are helping to drive passenger traffic ever higher, which has grown steadily over the past three years. The Memorial Day holiday […]

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Port of Oakland vessel calls to Southeast Asia up 50 percent

Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2017: Direct vessel calls from here to Southeast Asia are up 50 percent this spring, Port of Oakland officials say. Two U.S. Ambassadors to the region yesterday expressed delight at the news.       U.S. Ambassadors William Heidt (Cambodia) and Joseph Donovan (Indonesia) came to Oakland as part of the US-ASEAN Business […]

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Oakland International Airport, FAA provide aviation career camp

Oakland, Calif. – May 22, 2017: Oakland International Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration partnered over the weekend to bring “Oakland Aviation Day” to over 50 elementary and middle school students from the Oakland Unified School District. The all-day event provided the next generation of aviation enthusiasts with hands-on training, classroom lessons, and interactive tours. […]

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Port of Oakland honors hero passengers at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, CA: (May 18, 2017) – Oakland International Airport is where Southwest Airlines passengers saved the life of a fellow traveler after he collapsed in front of Terminal 2 while having a heart attack. Today, Commissioners at the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates the Airport, along with officials from Southwest Airlines, the Alameda County […]

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Two unique festivals at Jack London Square coming up soon

Oakland, Calif. – May 18, 2017: Two more unique Festivals scheduled for Jack London Square, round out Oakland waterfront activities in May. The fifth annual Session Fest is this Saturday, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. The Sausage Fest Block Party is the following Saturday, May 27, from Noon to 6:00 PM. More than 30 local […]

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Port of Oakland begins project to raise height of four cranes

Oakland, Calif. – May 15, 2017: Work has begun at the Port of Oakland to heighten four massive ship-to-shore cranes.  The Port said today that the 366-foot giants will be raised 27-feet in a 9-month project. The cranes are used to load and unload container vessels. The Port said taller cranes will be better able […]

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