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New Southwest Airlines flights between OAK and Tucson

Oakland, Calif. – December 16, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between the East Bay airport and Tucson, Arizona (TUS). Daily flights will begin on March 11, 2021 and seats are now on sale at Southwest.com. Southwest has published the following schedule: Southbound Depart Oakland 7:05 p.m. – Arrive Tucson… Read More

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Volaris adds Mérida to list of destinations easily reached from OAK

Oakland, Calif.  – December 15, 2020: Volaris, the ultra-low-cost Mexican airline, announced a new route that will connect OAK and the destination of Mérida, Yucatán. Service will begin January 18, 2021 and operate four times a week. The route to Mérida will depart OAK on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings, with a brief stop in Mexico City…. Read More

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Oakland International Airport reports October 2020 traffic

Oakland, Calif. – November 19, 2020: October 2020 passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport (OAK) increased 13.6 percent from what was reported for September 2020. In fact, the airport saw 43,490 more passengers than it did in September. OAK is the top San Francisco Bay Area airport measured by air cargo traffic and the second… Read More

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Port of Oakland imports jump 10.4 percent

Oakland, Calif. – November 18, 2020:  The Port of Oakland today said October imports grew 10.4 percent compared to October 2019. The Port also said containerized export volume was down 0.5 percent when compared to October 2019. Total TEUs for October were 216,686, up 5.8 percent compared to October 2019 when TEUs were 204,880. The Port attributed… Read More

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Frontier Airlines captures the power of the East Bay

Oakland, Calif. – November 17, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines offering nonstop service to Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix beginning Feb. 4, 2021. Seats are now on sale and schedules available at FlyFrontier.com “We’re thrilled to have Frontier Airlines here at Oakland International beginning in February. Bay Area travelers will be able to… Read More

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Aloha begins at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif.  – November 2, 2020: Oakland International Airport welcomes the return of Hawaiian Airlines as well as the resumption of service to the neighbor islands of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui.  Flights to the three neighbor islands join service to Oahu which has continued throughout the pandemic crisis. Hawaiian Airlines Resumed OAK Flights on Nov…. Read More

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BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES goes virtual for Halloween

Oakland, Calif. – October 28, 2020: Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) and Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square are co-hosting the annual DogFest Bay Area: BOO! BARK, BREWS + BITES, Oct. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. To promote health and safety of participants during the pandemic, the celebration will be online Saturday. The Halloween event is family-oriented and dog-centric. Event activities include canine costume contests and tutorials on making dog… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Acting Communications Director

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland today named Robert Bernardo its Acting Communications Director beginning Nov. 10.  Mr. Bernardo, the Port’s Media/Public Relations Manager, replaces Communications Director Mike Zampa who retires next month. Mr. Bernardo will manage a three-person staff responsible for internal, external and executive communications, the Port said.  He… Read More

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Port of Oakland has best September ever for import volume

Oakland, Calif. – October 14, 2020:  The Port of Oakland experienced its best September ever for import cargo volume. The Port said 93,916 twenty-foot (TEU) full import containers last month beat a 2019 record of 84,901 TEUs. The Port also said today that containerized import volume jumped 10.6 percent in September compared to 2019 totals…. Read More

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