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Added flights at Oakland International Airport prompt full reopening of Terminal 2

Oakland, Calif. – July 1, 2020:  July will welcome added air travel opportunities for Bay Area residents and visitors as airlines increase capacity at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  During the month, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Alaska Airlines, and Volaris will each increase flights at OAK after industry-wide declines caused by COVID-19. Hawaiian Airlines is scheduled to resume… Read More

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Port of Oakland Oks FY 2021 budget midst COVID-19 crisis

Oakland, Calif. – June 29, 2020:  Coronavirus-induced business declines have prompted the Port of Oakland to curtail Fiscal Year 2021 spending plans.  Port Commissioners last week approved a budget for next year down 15.84 percent from FY 2020 levels. The Port budget projects $432.5 million in operating and capital expenditures and debt service payments next… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board President speaks out for social justice

EDITOR’S NOTE: For Board President video, click HERE Oakland, Calif. – June 19, 2020: Port of Oakland Board President Ces Butner denounced social injustice today as West Coast dockworkers prepared to protest racism.  The Port must stand up for what’s right, President Butner declared in an online video interview distributed to employees and the public…. Read More

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Port of Oakland’s largest terminal gets three giant cranes in fall

Oakland, Calif. – June 18, 2020: Three cranes able to load the world’s largest container ships will soon be headed to the Port of Oakland.  Shanghai-based manufacturer ZPMC said this week that construction of the ship-to-shore behemoths is nearing completion in China. The cranes are due at Oakland International Container Terminal Sept. 14, according to… Read More

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Airport recovery underway as passengers more than double from April to May

Oakland, CA: (June 16, 2020) –  Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announced that newly-released data for May 2020 show passenger traffic activity inching up from April. The Airport counted 105,593 passengers for the month, more than double the 45,819 passengers in April. Traffic is still 91.2% behind the same period in 2019. The upward trend is expected… Read More

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Port of Oakland picks longtime shipping vet as Maritime Director

Oakland, Calif. – June 12, 2020: Longtime shipping industry executive Bryan Brandes has been named Maritime Director at the Port of Oakland.  The Port said today he was selected following a nationwide search.  Mr. Brandes, a 25-year maritime veteran, replaces John Driscoll who left to manage the Alabama State Port Authority. Mr. Brandes will lead… Read More

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Port of Oakland loaded box volume declines in May as expected

Oakland, Calif. – June 11, 2020: Port of Oakland loaded container volume decreased 12.7 percent last month from May 2019 totals, according to data released today. The Port had been expecting cargo decline due to continued COVID-19 impacts on global shipping. The Port pointed to lower consumer demand in domestic and foreign markets, both driven… Read More

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Oakland International launches media campaign aimed at recovery: “We’re ready to see you all fly the East Bay Way once again”

Oakland, CA: (June 9, 2020) – Oakland International Airport has launched a month-long broadcast media campaign intended to welcome travelers back following dramatic industry-wide declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Throughout the month of June, the campaign will air commercials on local Bay Area television, including spots on cable, local news, public television, and network programs, as… Read More

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Port of Oakland issues statement on racial justice

Oakland, Calif. – June 8, 2020:  The Port of Oakland today issued the following statement regarding racial justice and the killing May 25 of George Floyd in Minneapolis: The Port of Oakland, as a member of the Oakland East Bay community and a public enterprise of international commerce, supports the movement for social and racial… Read More

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