Oakland International Airport welcomes 1.24 million passengers in July
Strong summertime demand drives 9.1% increase in air travel
Oakland, Calif. - August 25, 2017: Oakland International Airport (OAK) today reports that it served 1,235,511 passengers in July, an increase of 103,320 passengers (9.1%) over the prior year. The increase is based upon 5.3% more flight operations and 7.9% more seats. This is OAK’s highest monthly passenger volume recorded since August 2007.
While domestic passenger volume increased by 4.3%, OAK’s international passenger volume increased 151%, reflecting added Norwegian and Volaris flights, and new international service operated by Southwest Airlines, Level, and British Airways.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis said, “We continue to be pleased with the growing tally of consecutive monthly passenger gains reported since December 2013. This strong increase is particularly meaningful in July, which is traditionally busy due to holiday and summer vacation travel. The ongoing pattern of growth at OAK is an indication of confidence from our customers and airline partners.”
Airport officials noted that traffic on Southwest Airlines – OAK’s largest carrier – increased 5.7% over last year. July was the first full month of Southwest’s new service from OAK to Newark/New York City, which began in June. Southwest accounted for 64.7% of OAK’s total passenger traffic volume during the month.
July was also the first full month of new service to Barcelona from Oakland by both Norwegian and Level.
The Airport saw 12.1 million annual passengers in 2016, and expects more than 13 million passengers in 2017.
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 50 nonstop destinations is offered 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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Oakland International Airport Spokesperson