Port of Oakland considers name modification for OAK

Oakland, Calif.—March 29, 2024—The Port of Oakland will consider modifying the airport’s name to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport from its current official name, the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK). The airport code OAK and visual brand will not change. “The Port is considering a name modification to boost inbound travelers’ geographic awareness of […]

Port of Oakland February container volume is up again

Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2024: The Port of Oakland February container volume grew, surpassing the 2023 volume for the same month last year. Full imports rose for the fourth month in a row, recording a 32.1% increase, moving 76,734 TEUs (twenty-foot containers) in February 2024 through Oakland, compared to 58,073 TEUs in February 2023. […]

Port of Oakland appoints Diego González as Government Affairs Manager

Oakland, Calif. – March 21, 2024: The Port of Oakland today announced the appointment of Diego González to Government Affairs Manager. Mr. González brings legislative advocacy and policy experience to the full-time position after serving eight years as a Port Governmental Affairs Field Representative. González most recently served in the Acting Manager position for the […]

Oakland Airport celebrates Southwest Airlines’ five years of service to Hawaii

Oakland, Calif. – March 20, 2024: On Monday, Oakland International Airport (OAK) celebrated the five-year anniversary of service to Hawaii with Southwest Airlines. To commemorate the anniversary, the airport treated passengers to live music, hula performances, and a balloon arch to see off the morning’s departing flights to Hawaii. Since the launch of Southwest Airline’s Hawaii service […]

Advanced Air launches at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – March 14, 2024: On Sunday, March 17th, Advanced Air will launch its inaugural service at Oakland International Airport (OAK) with daily nonstop flights to Crescent City (CEC). Flights will be served by Advanced Air’s fleet of Dornier 328 Jets, seating 30 passengers. The service will increase accessibility and convenience for passengers traveling […]

Oakland International Airport projects over 1 million passengers for spring break

Oakland, Calif. – March 11, 2024: Oakland International Airport is projecting over 1 million passengers to pass through the airport between March 15 and April 15, an uptick fueled by spring break travel demand. The projection represents a 3 percent increase compared to the same time last year. While holiday schedules vary, most San Francisco East Bay […]

Port of Oakland renews 7-year contract with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office

Oakland, Calif. – March 7, 2024: Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) will continue to provide all law enforcement services to Oakland International Airport (OAK) through 2031 after a vote by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners late last year and Alameda County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. The new 7-year contractual period will begin in July […]

Oakland International Airport saw over 42 percent jump in international passengers in January

Oakland, Calif. – March 6, 2024: In January of 2024, Oakland International Airport (OAK) saw significantly higher levels of international passenger traffic with an increase of 42.1 percent compared to the same month last year. The airport saw 839,381 total passengers in January, an increase of approximately 2.4 percent from January 2023.  “International passenger traffic was strong […]

Port of Oakland welcomes contemporary Mexican restaurant to Jack London Square

Oakland, Calif. – February 29, 2024: The Port of Oakland welcomes a new addition to Jack London Square’s diverse dining options. Mia Comida Casera Mezcaleria, Mia for short, is a contemporary taqueria specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine at reasonable prices. The new 1,170 square-foot restaurant opened last month in the Broadway Plaza area across from […]

Port of Oakland January container volume continues to rise

Oakland, Calif. – February 26, 2024: The Port of Oakland January container volume continues its upward trajectory, following a trend first seen in 2023.   Full imports increased 8.2%, with the Seaport handling 72,081 TEUs (twenty-foot containers) in January 2024, versus 66,637 TEUs in January 2023.   Full exports saw an increase of 9.3%, with 62,596 TEUs […]