Monthly passenger traffic surpasses one million at OAK in March
International passenger traffic boosting growth at Bay Area's 2nd busiest airport
Oakland, CA – (April 26, 2017): Oakland International Airport (OAK) reports 1,008,886 airline passengers for the month of March, a 4.8% increase over March 2016. This is the first time passenger traffic at OAK exceeded one million for the month of March since 2007.
International operations increased by 73% over the same period last year, with Southwest Airlines commencing its first international routes in February – from Oakland to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. In March, OAK also welcomed new service on Norwegian to Copenhagen, and on British Airways to London. International traffic is expected to increase more in June when two airlines begin nonstop service to Barcelona. LEVEL, a newcomer from International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of British Airways, among others, starts service on June 2nd, and Norwegian begins service on June 7th.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Bryant L. Francis said, "Travelers both to and from the Bay Area are responding well to the growing number of air service options at Oakland International, both domestically and internationally. As we continue to grow service and enhance infrastructure, I’m pleased to see Bay Area residents continuing to choose Oakland, along with many new travelers visiting from around the globe."
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About Oakland International Airport Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
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