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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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Port of Oakland cargo surge cooled off last month

Oakland, Calif. – March 15, 2019: A six-month-long containerized cargo surge came to a halt, as expected, at the Port of Oakland last month.  The Port said today that its total February cargo volume was down 1.3 percent from a year ago. February import cargo decreased 5 percent, year-over-year, the Port reported.  It was the first… 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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Jack London Square free exhibit highlights local Beat Generation artists

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 28, 2019: Several local, prominent, African American artists’ works are highlighted in a new, free exhibit at Jack London Square that opens today for the public at 1 p.m. “The-Beat-Generation-Exhibition” features a representative collection of art, by Abstract Expressionist Arthur Monroe. The display demonstrates Mr. Monroe’s lifetime artistic achievement in preparation… Read More

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Port of Oakland import volume increased 9 percent last month

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 14, 2019: Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 9 percent last month over January 2018 totals. According to data released today, the Port handled the equivalent of 81,895 20-foot import containers last month.  The Port said it was the busiest January for imports in its history. Oakland’s January export volume rose… Read More

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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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