Oakland Airport to host Blue Angels for SF Fleet Week 2023

Oakland, Calif. – September 29, 2023: San Francisco Fleet Week 2023 is scheduled from Monday, October 2, through Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Air show performers will include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other military and general aviation performers who will be based at Oakland International Airport (OAK). With the exception of 2020 when the event […]

Viva Aerobus announces service to the San Francisco Bay Area at OAK

*Spanish version of release is available below. Oakland, Calif. – September 28, 2023: Mexico’s Viva Aerobus announced that it will commence twice weekly Monday and Friday service between Oakland International Airport and Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, beginning July 1, 2024. Viva Aerobus will operate the new service on its Airbus A320 NEO aircraft, which seats 186 passengers […]

Port of Oakland August container volume dips

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Oakland, Calif. – September 21, 2023: The Port of Oakland container volume sagged compared to the same time last year. However, due to an unprecedented uptick in August 2022 volume, the current statistics do not provide a complete picture. Full TEUs (twenty-foot containers) declined 13.1% in August 2023, handling 135,253 TEUs compared to 155,682 TEUs […]

Port of Oakland brings zero emissions vehicles to life

Oakland, Calif. – September 20, 2023:  The Port of Oakland joined forces with community partners to host a Zero Emissions Truck Ride and Drive event, providing port operators the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art zero emissions vehicles firsthand. The Port partnered with Harbor Trucking Association, CALSTART, California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emissions Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project […]

Oakland Airport’s Oakland Draft House wins international Bar of the Year Award

Oakland, Calif. – September 19, 2023: Oakland International Airport’s Oakland Draft House featuring Sierra Nevada has received first place for the Bar or Pub of the Year category at the global Airport Food & Beverage + Hospitality (FAB) awards. The awards were hosted on Tuesday, September 12th in Bangkok, Thailand. Oakland Draft House is operated […]

Economic Report: Port of Oakland generates nearly 100,000 local jobs

Oakland, Calif. – September 18, 2023:  According to an economic impact report released today, the Port of Oakland generates 98,345 local jobs. As the second largest job generator in Oakland and the fifth largest job generator in the region, the Port remains a critical source of economic opportunity and jobs in Northern California.  The Port […]

Avianca adds new El Salvador flight at OAK

Oakland, Calif. – September 7, 2023: Avianca Airlines announced that it will commence four times weekly seasonal service from Oakland International Airport to San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL). Service will begin December 11, 2023 through January 29, 2024. The airline will operate the Airbus A320 NEO seating 180 passengers on the route featuring Premium, Economy Plus and […]

Oakland Airport recycles 15,000 pounds of material for flooring project

Oakland, Calif. – September 6, 2023: Oakland International Airport has just installed recycled carpeting in Terminal 1 as a component of its environmentally sustainable facility improvement project. The flooring replacement was completed for the benefit of passenger experience at the airport. The project also aligned with the environmental and sustainability goals of the Port of Oakland. […]

Southwest begins nonstop flights to Baltimore-Washington DC

Oakland, Calif. – September 5, 2023: Today, Southwest Airlines begins nonstop service to Baltimore/Washington DC (BWI). The flight will operate daily on Southwest’s Boeing 737 aircraft seating 175 passengers. The flights feature free enroute on-demand movies, texting and live TV streamed to passengers’ own mobile devices. As always, beverages, snacks and up to two checked bags […]