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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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April passenger traffic up 5.4% at Oakland International

Oakland, Calif. – May 31, 2018:  The Oakland International Airport (OAK) has released its April Passenger Traffic reporting, adding yet another month of consecutive growth. Total passenger traffic at the airport increased from 1,061,616 in April 2017, to 1,119,019 passengers in April 2018. The increase represents 5.4 percent annual passenger growth. The airport has increased both… Read More

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Oakland International Airport braces for busy Memorial Day weekend

Oakland, CA: (May 25, 2018) — This Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks off what is expected to be a record summer travel season across the nation. At Oakland International Airport (OAK), traffic is also expected to surge due to new domestic and international destinations and increased frequencies to select existing destinations. The Memorial Day holiday constitutes… Read More

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