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Airport recovery underway as passengers more than double from April to May

Oakland, CA: (June 16, 2020) –  Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announced that newly-released data for May 2020 show passenger traffic activity inching up from April. The Airport counted 105,593 passengers for the month, more than double the 45,819 passengers in April. Traffic is still 91.2% behind the same period in 2019. The upward trend is expected… Read More

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Oakland International launches media campaign aimed at recovery: “We’re ready to see you all fly the East Bay Way once again”

Oakland, CA: (June 9, 2020) – Oakland International Airport has launched a month-long broadcast media campaign intended to welcome travelers back following dramatic industry-wide declines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Throughout the month of June, the campaign will air commercials on local Bay Area television, including spots on cable, local news, public television, and network programs, as… Read More

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Airport worker in Oakland tests positive for COVID-19

Oakland, Calif. – March 25, 2020: A gate agent at Oakland International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, the Airport said today. The Airport said the individual was not an employee of the Port of Oakland, or the Oakland Airport which it owns and operates. According to the Airport, the individual last worked March 22… Read More

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Oakland A’s Fan Fest comes to Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – January 24, 2020: Jack London Square will transform into the Oakland A’s Fan Fest, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This is the team’s preseason event where fans of all ages can come to see A’s executives, players, coaches, and alumni and enjoy a free community event at… Read More

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Port of Oakland hopeful, cautious over U.S.-China trade deal

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: Port of Oakland officials mixed hope with caution today following a possible U.S.-China trade war de-escalation.  Word of a deal to ease the 18-month-long tariff skirmish prompted the following response from the Port: “We’re hopeful that this is the beginning of the end to damaging trade restrictions,” said Port of… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints first female Port Attorney

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2019: For the first time in its 92-year history, a woman has been named Port Attorney at the Port of Oakland.  The Port’s governing Board last night appointed Michele Heffes as the head of its in-house Legal Department. Ms. Heffes succeeds Danny Wan, the prior Port Attorney, who became the… Read More

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