April passenger traffic up 5.4% at Oakland International

Oakland, Calif. – May 31, 2018:  The Oakland International Airport (OAK) has released its April Passenger Traffic reporting, adding yet another month of consecutive growth. Total passenger traffic at the airport increased from 1,061,616 in April 2017, to 1,119,019 passengers in April 2018. The increase represents 5.4 percent annual passenger growth.

The airport has increased both its domestic and international portfolios with new service this year from Norwegian Air, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air.  Among the new routes and flights contributing to the April traffic are nonstop service to Rome and Paris on Norwegian, new service to Dallas/Fort-Worth on American and a new weekend nonstop to Orlando on Southwest.  Just yesterday, Allegiant commenced new service to Memphis – the only nonstop Bay Area flight to that city.

In July, with peak summer travel in full swing, OAK will also commence new nonstop flights to San Antonio, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, and daily Orlando service, all on Southwest Airlines. The Transportation Security Administration predicts that this summer will be the busiest summer for travel on record for the U.S.

“We are pleased at the growth that our Airport continues to sustain,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis. “Travelers and airline partners have many choices in the San Francisco Bay Area, and they continue to choose OAK. This growth, along with new international and domestic markets, reflects confidence from both our customers and airlines, alike.”

OAK is the closest airport to the majority of the Bay Area’s businesses and residences, and is the fourth busiest airport in California. It is also the busiest cargo airport in the San Francisco Bay Area with large-scale operations by FedEx and UPS.


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 60 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.

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