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 between the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California/Southern Oregon border. This route, previously served by Contour Airlines, is subsidized under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Essential Air Service (EAS) program that supports a minimum level of air service in Del Norte County.

“We wish Advanced Air a warm welcome to OAK,” says Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We encourage Bay Area travelers to utilize this convenient service to Crescent City, which is currently the only scheduled commercial service to CEC available in the region.”

“We are extremely excited about the new community partnerships and relationships we have already begun to forge and look forward to further developing these partnerships,” says Levi Stockton, President and CEO of Advanced Air. “We are proud to offer this connectivity as part of our record of reliable service in California and the southwest.”

“It’s been a pleasure working with the Port of Oakland as we prepare to launch this new service. We’re proud to connect travelers to Crescent City, the majestic Redwoods and stunning Pacific beaches. Get ready for an unforgettable journey filled with natural wonders and endless possibilities,” says Barbara Hunt, VP of Business Operations at Advanced Air.

Under the Essential Air Service program, the Del Norte County Airport Authority selects the air carrier to serve this route. This flight from Crescent City brings Del Norte County residents to the San Francisco Bay Area for essential services like medical treatments, financial services and educational pursuits as well as to facilitate connections to onward flights from OAK. Bay Area residents will enjoy using the flight when visiting the region, which is home to the majestic redwoods and spectacular shoreline of Del Norte National Forest.

Seats are available for purchase at or call 1-800-393-7035. For more information, follow @advancedairlines on Instagram and Facebook.

The flights follow the schedules below:

  • Depart CEC 7:00 AM – Arrive OAK 8:06 AM (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Depart OAK 5:00 PM – Arrive CEC 6:06 PM (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
  • Depart CEC 7:00 AM – Arrive OAK 8:06 AM (Thursday)
  • Depart OAK 3:00 PM – Arrive CEC 4:06 PM (Thursday)
  • Depart CEC 9:00 AM – Arrive OAK 10:06 AM (Friday)
  • Depart OAK 5:00 PM – Arrive CEC 6:06 PM (Friday)
  • Depart CEC 9:00 AM – Arrive OAK 10:06 AM (Saturday)
  • Depart OAK 11:00 AM – Arrive CEC 12:06 PM (Saturday)
  • Depart CEC 11:00 AM – Arrive OAK 12:06 PM (Sunday)
  • Depart OAK 1:00 PM – Arrive CEC 2:06 PM (Sunday)

About Advanced Air

Advanced Air is a world-class, Southern California based, multi-hyphenate aviation company offering a gamut of services including regional commercial service (Advanced Air), private charter, aviation management and corporate travel (Advanced Air Charters) and property management services. It owns and operates out of the award-winning fixed base operator (FBO), Jet Center Los Angeles located in Hawthorne, CA at the Hawthorne Municipal Airport, covering a total of 90 acres and 200,000 square feet of hangar space. Its real estate is commonly used for public and private events and filming. More information at

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Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all the region’s business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 98,000 jobs in the region with more than a $174 billion economic impact.  Updates about current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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