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Spirit Airlines to connect Orange County and Oakland International Airport 

Twice-daily nonstop flights begin Nov. 17

Press Releases, Airport, Community
September 1st, 2020

Oakland, Calif. – September 1, 2020: Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that Spirit Airlines will commence service between OAK and Orange County’s John Wayne Airport (SNA) beginning Nov. 17 with two daily nonstop flights. Orange County Airport is the best option for those visiting Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine and Anaheim.

Spirit Airlines has served OAK since 2011 and currently offers year-round nonstop service from OAK to both Las Vegas (LAS), and Los Angeles (LAX), as well as summer seasonal service to Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Detroit Metro (DTW) and Houston Bush (IAH). As an ultra-low cost carrier, Spirit is known for offering an “ala carte” range of options available for purchase beyond the basic airfare such as the $9 Fare Club, assigned seats, early boarding, carry-on and checked baggage, onboard snacks and beverages, and - a Bay Area favorite - the “Big Front Seat”. The carrier operates a modern fleet of Airbus A319/320/321 aircraft, among the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S., painted bright yellow highlighting the commitment to offer the best value in the sky.

“Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay Region,” says Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “Residents of the Golden State are very familiar with the convenience and reliability that both OAK and Orange County Airport represent and it is wonderful that Spirit Airlines will provide travelers even more choices when they fly the ‘California Corridor’ on this highly popular route.”

“We are excited to bring more low-cost options to our California guests with new service between OAK and Orange County,” said John Kirby, Spirit Airline’s Vice President of Network Planning. “Whether it’s a trip for business or pleasure, guests will love our low fares, signature service and on-time performance.”

About Oakland International Airport  

Oakland International is the closest airport to a majority of the nearly 8 million Bay Area residents.  By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to the region’s wealth of business, entertainment, and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to 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 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. For updates about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about in-terminal shopping, dining, and more, please visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Media Contact

Roberto Bernardo, Airport spokesperson

Email: rbernardo@portoakland.com

Airport 24-hour media hotline: 510-563-6500

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