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Fleet Week 2018 ready for take-off from Oakland International

Oakland, Calif. – Sept. 27, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) will welcome the Blue Angels back to Oakland over the weekend as their base for SF Fleet Week 2018.  It is the fifth consecutive year the precision Navy fliers will make Oakland their home on the road. The SF Fleet Week air show, which includes air… Read More

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Oakland Airport’s fire and rescue team prepares with its first “live burn”

Oakland, Calif.  – Sept. 13, 2018: This week, Oakland Fire Department (OFD) firefighters stationed at Oakland International Airport (OAK) are undergoing a “Live Burn” training exercise, as part of the department’s annual training program.  Roughly fifty-five firefighters are participating in the training, which is being hosted at OAK for the first time. OFD provides emergency response services… Read More

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Summertime travel draws 1.3 million passengers to Oakland International Airport in July

Oakland, Calif.  – August 31, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today that it served 1,318,052 passengers in July, a 6.8% increase over the prior year. The July percentage increase constitutes an additional 82,541 travelers at OAK compared to 1,235,511 passengers in July 2017. Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis, said, “It is… Read More

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Labor Day weekend to attract nearly 200,000 travelers at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – August 30, 2018:  This Labor Day holiday weekend travelers will be departing Oakland International Airport (OAK) to more destinations than ever before. OAK is preparing for a busy Labor Day holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the end of the peak summer travel period. OAK is anticipating nearly 200,000 passengers during the five-day… Read More

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OAK regional roster expands with Santa Barbara flights

Oakland, CA (August 27, 2018) – Good news for travelers in the Bay Area and Santa Barbara today, as Contour Airlines announces highly sought nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). Beginning October 16th, Contour will operate daily flights aboard its 30-seat ERJ-135 aircraft. Santa Barbara represents one of OAK’s… Read More

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Oakland International Airport goes green with blue natural gas buses

Oakland, CA – (August 14, 2018):  Oakland International Airport proudly presents the arrival of nine new parking shuttle buses. The vibrant blue buses have just completed the testing period and are already in use. OAK now provides convenient and environmentally sustainable service between airline terminals and parking facilities. Powered by compressed natural gas, the shuttle… Read More

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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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Port of Oakland Board elects Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner as President

Oakland, Calif. – July 16, 2018: Oakland business leader Cestra ‘Ces’ Butner has been elected President of the Port of Oakland’s governing Board. The Board of Port Commissioners selected their colleague for the top post at a meeting last week. Commissioner Butner succeeds Joan Story, who will remain on the Board. Commissioner Andreas Cluver was elected… Read More

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