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Port of Oakland welcomes Alameda County’s unanimous endorsement of proposed airport name modification

Oakland, CA – April 12, 2024: The Alameda County Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously endorsed changing the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) name to the ‘San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport.’ Supervisor Lena Tam said, “We must look out for the well-being of our communities and the economic health of the East Bay. The airport… Read More

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‘San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport’ receives preliminary approval

Oakland, Calif.—April 11, 2024: The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners voted unanimously today to modify the airport’s name to “San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport” from its current official name, the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK). This first reading vote is a step closer to the airport’s first name modification. The airport code OAK and… Read More

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Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Volaris endorse plans for “San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport”

Oakland, Calif. – April 9, 2024: The Port of Oakland’s announcement that it will consider modifying the airport’s name has the strong support of its major airlines, including Southwest Airlines, Volaris, and Spirit Airlines. By modifying its formal name to the “San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport” from its current official name, the “Metropolitan Oakland… Read More

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East Bay travel leaders unified in support of OAK name modification

Oakland, Calif.—April 2, 2024: Today, business groups from Oakland, Walnut Creek, the Tri-Valley, and Berkeley, representing thousands of enterprises in the East Bay, announced support for modifying Metropolitan Oakland International Airport’s (OAK) name to “San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport.” “The name modification will use the main geographic feature of our region to identify its… Read More

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Port of Oakland considers name modification for OAK

Oakland, Calif.—March 29, 2024—The Port of Oakland will consider modifying the airport’s name to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport from its current official name, the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK). The airport code OAK and visual brand will not change. “The Port is considering a name modification to boost inbound travelers’ geographic awareness of… Read More

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Port of Oakland February container volume is up again

Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2024: The Port of Oakland February container volume grew, surpassing the 2023 volume for the same month last year. Full imports rose for the fourth month in a row, recording a 32.1% increase, moving 76,734 TEUs (twenty-foot containers) in February 2024 through Oakland, compared to 58,073 TEUs in February 2023…. Read More

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Oakland Airport celebrates Southwest Airlines’ five years of service to Hawaii

Oakland, Calif. – March 20, 2024: On Monday, Oakland International Airport (OAK) celebrated the five-year anniversary of service to Hawaii with Southwest Airlines. To commemorate the anniversary, the airport treated passengers to live music, hula performances, and a balloon arch to see off the morning’s departing flights to Hawaii. Since the launch of Southwest Airline’s Hawaii service… Read More

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Advanced Air launches at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – March 14, 2024: On Sunday, March 17th, Advanced Air will launch its inaugural service at Oakland International Airport (OAK) with daily nonstop flights to Crescent City (CEC). Flights will be served by Advanced Air’s fleet of Dornier 328 Jets, seating 30 passengers. The service will increase accessibility and convenience for passengers traveling… Read More

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