Viva Roma! Oakland to Rome link launches with Norwegian nonstop
New Bay Area air service to Europe begins February 6
Oakland, CA - Feb. 6, 2018: Oakland International Airport today launches the first nonstop Bay Area service to Rome since 2001. The flight between Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) takes 12 hours and 35 minutes, and will operate twice weekly on Norwegian Air’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
“We’re especially delighted to welcome this nonstop flight connecting Rome to Oakland and the rest of the beautiful San Francisco Bay region,” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland, which operates the airport. “Already, we’re seeing that many Bay Area residents have begun planning vacation and business travel around the convenient and affordable option that this new service offers.”
“We offer more European routes out of the Bay Area than any other airline and we are excited to be the only airline with nonstop service to Rome, one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations. We are also pleased to add Paris in just a couple of months,” said Thomas Ramdahl, Norwegian’s Chief Commercial Officer. No other airline makes travel to Europe as affordable as Norwegian for residents of the Bay Area.
Since commencing service from Oakland in 2014, Norwegian has built a loyal following in the Bay Area from travelers that appreciate the nonstop flights and low fares. Service to Oakland capitalizes on the appeal for Europeans visiting Northern California and its numerous attractions.
Founded in 1927, Oakland International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in California for passengers, and is the leader in San Francisco Bay Area for air cargo.
Rome is the sixth nonstop route by Norwegian at OAK, Barcelona, Copenhagen, London-Gatwick, Oslo and Stockholm. On April 10, 2018, nonstop service to Paris begins, marking Norwegian’s 7th European route at OAK.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 13 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 14 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. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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