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Southwest Airlines’ new Hawaii service will launch from Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – March 4, 2019: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu (HNL) on March 17, followed by inaugural service to Kahului Airport (OGG) on Maui, on April 7…. Read More

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OAK airport handily surpasses 2017 passenger activity; begins food and beverage concessions makeover

Oakland, CA – (January 31, 2019): Today, officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) released December and Calendar Year passenger traffic figures reflecting stability in its passenger traffic numbers, and the highest number of passengers since its record year of 2007.  The Airport saw 1,090,069 travelers in December 2018, a slight year-over-year increase. In 2018, 13,594,251 passengers chose to fly to… Read More

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Oakland International welcomes Canadian airline with new service to Edmonton, Alberta

Oakland, CA – January 23, 2019: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announce that Oakland has been selected by ultra-low-cost Canadian carrier, Swoop, for service to Edmonton International Airport (YEG) in Alberta, Canada.  Flights will operate 3-times-weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The news came with the release of Swoop’s full summer schedule announcement, in… Read More

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Wings for All® lands at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, California – December 1, 2018: The Arc of the East Bay, Manos Home Care and Southwest Airlines and The Arc of the United States will co-host a Wings for All® event at Oakland International Airport (OAK), Saturday, December 1, 2018. This event is being held in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Originated by… Read More

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Jack London Square’s Tree Lighting Ceremony returns Nov. 30

See video here. Oakland, CA – November 28, 2018: Jack London Square lights up for the holidays with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. The annual event includes the lighting of the 55-foot Mount Shasta fir tree decorated with 5,000 lights and 600 ornaments. Guests will experience music… Read More

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Oakland Airport makes way for Thanksgiving travelers

Oakland, CA – (Nov. 21, 2018): Officials at Oakland International Airport said that 48,000 travelers are expected to pass through its terminals today, anticipating the busiest Thanksgiving travel day to be this Sunday, with 51,000 travelers.  The 11-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period between Friday, November 16th and Monday, November 26th, includes a projected estimated total… Read More

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Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 19, 2018:  Port of Oakland and City officials are circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets.  Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s objectives: Reduce disruption for residents and businesses… Read More

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