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Oakland International Airport prepared for busy Memorial Holiday weekend

Oakland, Calif. – May 23, 2019: This Memorial Day holiday weekend at Oakland International Airport (OAK) is expected to welcome approximately 163,000 travelers over the four-day holiday travel period. Memorial Day Weekend, which begins this Friday, May 24th, and extends through Monday, May 27th, signals the unofficial start of the summer travel season. The Airport expects… Read More

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Volaris celebrates 10 years at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – May 15, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Volaris celebrate ten years of air service between the U.S. and Mexico. Volaris inaugurated service between Guadalajara, Mexico, and Oakland in  2009. OAK, along with LAX, were Volaris’ first two U.S. destinations. Volaris, Mexico’s leading airline for destinations in the USA, serves both domestic and international destinations… Read More

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Port of Oakland, Oakland Fire Department unveil new firefighting apparatuses

Oakland, CA. (May 9, 2019) – Today, Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland Fire Department (OFD), and regional emergency response partners conducted a Full-Scale Emergency Response Exercise at Oakland International Airport, introducing two new state-of-the-art firefighting apparatuses. Participants practiced live response to a simulated aircraft emergency, which required activation of the Airport’s Emergency Operations Center, along… Read More

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Jobs study: Port of Oakland generates 84,000 jobs in the Bay Area

Oakland, Calif. – April 18, 2019:  The Port of Oakland supports 84,144 jobs in the Bay Area and 20 percent of those jobs are Oakland-based, according to an economic impact study released today. The study by Martin Associates shows that the Port’s overall economic value—from business revenue, consumer spending, and total value of goods and… Read More

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Southwest inaugurates Maui service in Oakland; Airport celebrates with free parking

Oakland, CA – (April 8, 2019):  Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete with Hula dancers, live music, fresh leis, and an offer to park free for four days. Port of Oakland… Read More

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Norwegian Air Shuttle celebrates 5 years at Oakland International Airport with over 1 million passengers served

Oakland, Calif. – April 2, 2019:  Oakland International Airport (OAK) joins Norwegian Air Shuttle in celebrating the airline’s fifth year of service from the East Bay. The milestone coincides with the resumption of seasonal service to Stockholm, Sweden, which resumed Monday, April 1, at OAK. Seasonal service to Rome and Copenhagen resumes today, Tuesday, April 2. Passengers traveling from the Bay… Read More

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Southwest Airlines’ first flight to Hawaii a success from Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – March 18, 2019: It’s an Aloha Monday in Oakland after the first Southwest Airlines flight to the Hawaiian Islands arrived in Honolulu Sunday evening with 152 passengers and seven crew members. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a festive Hawaiian send-off at Oakland International Airport Sunday. Scores of passengers, Airline, and Airport staff and… Read More

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Delta Air Lines to fly year-round from OAK to the world’s busiest airport – Atlanta

Oakland, Calif. – March 5, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces today that beginning June 9, 2019, Delta Air Lines will resume nonstop service between Oakland and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Passengers will appreciate the early morning arrival in ATL and connections to the Delta global network. The new daily flight will depart OAK at 10:30 PM and arrive… Read More

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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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