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Port of Oakland debt ratings affirmed by Fitch

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 26, 2020: Fitch Ratings has affirmed its ratings on Port of Oakland debt.  The agency last week announced the following ratings for Port bonds: $622 million in senior lien revenue bonds at ‘A+’; $181.9 million in intermediate lien revenue bonds at ‘A’; and Underlying bank bonds for the Port’s commercial paper… Read More

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Port of Oakland appoints first Chief Operating Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 6, 2020: Veteran aviation executive Kristi McKenney has been named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland.  Executive Director Danny Wan announced the appointment today after the Port’s governing Board created the new position last month.  Ms. McKenney had been serving as Assistant Director of Aviation at the Port’s Oakland… Read More

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Port of Oakland Executive Director wants ‘industrial sanctuary’

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 30, 2020: Calling it “everyone’s Port,” the Port of Oakland’s new leader wants an industrial sanctuary to sustain economic vitality here.  Executive Director Danny Wan delivered his State of the Port address yesterday saying there’s plenty to feel good about.  But he asked a sold-out audience of 350 to help him… Read More

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Southwest Airlines expands Hawaii service at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 22, 2020: Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA) operates four times weekly – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Service to Lihue (LIH) flies three times weekly, on Tuesday,… Read More

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Spirit Airlines to launch the only Oakland–Fort Lauderdale Nonstop on April 1

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2020 – Spirit Airlines is spicing up the San Francisco Bay Area by flying more of the brightest planes in the sky into Oakland (OAK). America’s fastest-growing airline starts service to and from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) April 1, making Spirit the only airline flying OAK to FLL nonstop. “Right now, our Guests on both coasts have… 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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Thanksgiving travel kicks off at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. –  Nov. 22, 2019:  The Thanksgiving Holiday travel period has begun at Oakland International Airport (OAK), and will extend through Monday, December 2.  The Airport expects November 27th – the day before Thanksgiving – to be its busiest travel day during this holiday period, with 47,500 passengers in OAK’s terminals. Next Sunday, December 1st,… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director

Click here to see Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan’s introductory video Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019: Danny Wan, who has been serving as the Port of Oakland’s interim Executive Director since last summer, and was Port Attorney for six years before that, has been named permanent Port Executive Director. The Port’s governing… Read More

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OAK becomes first California airport to deliver free short stories to all passengers

Oakland, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2019: Improving the passenger experience for Bay Area residents and visitors is key to the vision that drives officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Under the leadership of Director Bryant L. Francis, the airport recently forged a new partnership with innovative French company Short Édition, allowing travelers at OAK to enjoy short stories printed on-demand by… Read More

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