Oakland International Airport passenger traffic up 7.1% in November

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 29, 2017: Oakland International Airport (OAK) today reports that it served 1,111,124 passengers in November, an increase of 73,746 passengers (7.1%) over the prior year. The increase is based upon 5.3% more flight operations and 7.5% more seats. While Oakland’s domestic passenger volume of 1,056,919 million increased by 4.9%, OAK’s international passenger […]

Port of Oakland task force to revamp clean air roadmap in 2018

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 15, 2017: A seminal document guiding Port of Oakland environmental policy since 2009 is about to be overhauled.  The Port announced last night that it would produce an updated Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan next fall.  The plan’s purpose: reduce emissions from containerized cargo operations over the next decade. Port officials […]

Port of Oakland import volume ahead of last year’s pace

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2017: Port of Oakland containerized import volume for 2017 is outpacing 2016 totals despite a pause last month.  The Port reported today that imports were up 3.8 percent through the first 11 months of this year.  Gains came mostly from the summer-autumn peak season when retailers replenished holiday inventories, the […]

Oakland International Airport cuts ribbon on new International Arrivals Building

Links to photos and footage from Ribbon Cutting Oakland, Calif. –  December 12, 2017: A VIP Breakfast at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today marked substantial completion of the Airport’s renovated and expanded International Arrivals Building (IAB). The $45 million Terminal 1 upgrade includes 13,000 sq. ft. of additional space incorporating a new baggage carousel and an expanded passenger primary processing room – all creating a dramatically improved customer experience for arriving international travelers at […]

Port of Oakland outlook: buildout will lead to cargo records

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2017: Improved infrastructure coupled with new supply chain capabilities should result in record cargo volume at the Port of Oakland. It could also make Oakland a first port of call for container ships visiting the U.S. from Asia.  That’s the message a senior Port official gave supply chain executives here […]

Port of Oakland extends rent-free lease for sailors’ get-away

Oakland, Calif. – December 5, 2017: Nearly 5,000 sailors arrive here each year on container ships. The Port of Oakland has ensured that they’ll continue to find temporary respite from the sea. Port Commissioners last week extended for five years a rent-free lease with Oakland’s International Maritime Center.  The center provides everything from shopping sprees […]

Port of Oakland gives old Army Base new life, work starts 2018

Oakland, Calif. – December 1, 2017: A big chunk of this city’s decommissioned Army Base just got new life.  Port of Oakland Commissioners last night gave final OK to a plan that re-invents the site as a Seaport Logistics Complex.  Port officials called it a game-changer for global trade and transportation. “There’s not anything like it […]

Passenger volume up 6% at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – November 30, 2017: – Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) released October traffic reports today.  Total passengers increased 6%, from 1,076,759 in October 2016 to 1,140,921 this year.  The increase was supported by 3.3% more flight operations and 6.6% more seats.  Passenger traffic for the last 12 months increased 8.5% over the prior […]

Jack London Square annual tree lighting kicks off the holidays Dec. 1

Oakland, Calif. – November 29, 2017: Jack London Square kicks off the holiday season with the annual tree-lighting ceremony this Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, free photos with Santa, and local holiday vendors. Decorators are placing 5,000 sparkling lights and 600 ornaments on the 55-foot Mt. Shasta fir […]

American Airlines introduces Oakland-Dallas nonstop

Oakland International Airport’s air service roster lists over 60 destinations on 13 different airlines.

Oakland, Calif. – November 27, 2017: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that beginning April 3, 2018, American Airlines will fly between OAK and Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) with daily nonstop service. The new link is significant for Bay Area residents in that it provides OAK with roughly 100 unique connections currently not possible […]