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1.2 million passengers at Oakland International in June

Oakland, Calif. – August 1, 2018: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today released June traffic reports, which reveal that total passenger activity at the airport increased 2.9% – from 1,218,265 in June 2017 to 1,253,329 in June this year.  The fiscal year concluded in June for the Airport with 13,356,803 passengers, up 6.1% from 12,593,371 in FY2017. For the current calendar year, OAK is… Read More

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Additional nonstop service between Oakland and Lihue commences today

Oakland, Calif. – July 17, 2018:  Today, 91 years after the very first flight between the US mainland and Hawaii,  Hawaiian Airlines begins daily year-round service between Oakland (OAK) and Lihue, on the Hawaiian Island of Kaua’i. The First Trans-Pacific Flight took off from Oakland International Airport at 7:09 a.m. on June 28, 1927 in the Atlantic-Fokker C-2 Bird of… Read More

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Southwest Airlines launches five new daily nonstop routes at Oakland International Airport this summer

Oakland, CA – (July 14, 2018):  Tomorrow, Sunday, July 15, Oakland International Airport (OAK), together with Southwest Airlines, celebrate daily nonstop service to five highly-sought destinations from the East Bay: New York/Newark, New Jersey (EWR) San Antonio, Texas (SAT) Orlando, Florida (MCO) Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP) Indianapolis, Indiana (IND) Daily nonstop service to Newark/New York… Read More

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Port of Oakland adopts $494.2 million budget for FY 2019

Oakland, Calif. – July 3, 2018: A new $494.2 million budget for Fiscal Year 2019 goes into place this week at the Port of Oakland.  Port Commissioners last week approved the spending plan that includes $34.7 million for capital projects. The budget finances operations at the Port’s three businesses: Aviation, Commercial Real Estate and Maritime.  In… Read More

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Oakland surpasses 1 million passengers in May

Oakland, CA:  (June 30, 2018) – Officials at Oakland International Airport today released May traffic reports, which indicate that total passengers at the airport increased 4.1%, from 1,140,821 in May 2017, to 1,187,120 passengers in May this year. The increase is based upon 1.7% more flight operations and 4.8% more seats.  International traffic volume of… Read More

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Port of Oakland receives Deep Roots Award

Oakland, Calif. – June 28, 2018: Oakland’s Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Port of Oakland with the Deep Roots Award. The award honors a local company or individual that has been a major contributor to Oakland. “It is important for the community to know that the Port is not only making money, but is also… Read More

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Port of Oakland hires new Director of Human Resources

Oakland, Calif. – June 13, 2018: The Port of Oakland has named Michael Mitchell as its new Director of Human Resources. A 12-year Port veteran, Mr. Mitchell previously served as the Port’s Human Resources Manager. “Michael Mitchell brings a wealth of government experience to this position,” said Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle. “His effectiveness in… Read More

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Oakland International experiencing strong summer demand for expanded domestic and international service

Oakland, Calif. – June 8, 2018:  On the brink of what is anticipated to be a near record summer travel period, Oakland International Airport officials remain optimistic following the announcement that one airline partner, LEVEL, will shift its twice weekly operation from the East Bay to San Francisco. LEVEL, operated by Iberia Airlines, launched its inaugural U.S. service last June with nonstop flights between… Read More

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Oakland International Airport will be home to two American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR training kiosks

Oakland, Calif. – June 4, 2018: — The American Heart Association – the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease – unveiled two Hands-Only CPR training kiosks today at Oakland International Airport during National CPR and AED Awareness Week, an annual observance that highlights how lives can be saved if more Americans… Read More

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