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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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Port of Oakland releases Progress Report 2018-2019

Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2019: The Port of Oakland today released Progress Report 2018-2019. The interactive online report features project updates, customer videos, and financial information about the Port. It also provides a preview of 2019 priorities. The full report is available HERE. The report’s five sections include: Growth with Care strategy About the Port… Read More

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Former Port of Oakland staffer returns as Commissioner

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 13, 2018: Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce CEO Barbara Leslie has joined the Port of Oakland’s governing Board of Port Commissioners.  Ms. Leslie, a onetime Port Government Affairs Specialist, replaces Earl Hamlin who resigned from the seven-member Board. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf nominated Ms. Leslie for the volunteer post.  The City Council… Read More

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Port of Oakland Board names new Chief Audit Officer

Oakland, Calif. – Dec. 7, 2018: A longtime Santa Clara County audit and accounting manager becomes the Port of Oakland’s Chief Audit Officer next month.  The Board of Port Commissioners said today it has appointed Rebecca Haggerty to its top auditing post. Currently the Internal Audit Manager for Santa Clara County, Ms. Haggerty will direct operational… 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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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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Kaiser Permanente helps Oakland International Airport passengers reduce stress and maintain good mental health

Oakland, Calif. – November 16, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) has partnered with Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system, to introduce some practical and whimsical ways for passengers departing Terminal 2  to reduce the stress of air travel and encourage them to stay healthy this busy holiday travel season and beyond. This… Read More

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Local fare drives dining makeover at Oakland Airport

Oakland, CA – November 14, 2018: The Port of Oakland (“The Port”) Board of Commissioners (“The Board”) has confirmed its decision to adopt the Evaluation Committees’ recommended awardees for Four Separate Food & Beverage Concession Opportunities at Oakland International Airport: Package #1    SSP America OAK, LLC A partnership made up of international concessionaire SSP America,… Read More

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Port of Oakland selects UC Berkeley exec to head IT unit

Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2018: A longtime University of California, Berkeley systems expert has been named IT Director at the Port of Oakland.  Kevin Fong, a 30-year veteran in systems management, joins the Port after 13 years at the university.  He most recently served as IT Director for University Development and Alumni Relations. “Kevin’s expertise… Read More

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