OAK celebrates Spirit Airlines’ inaugural flight to New York City/Newark

Oakland, Calif. – August 9, 2022: This week, Spirit Airlines kicks off new service between Oakland International Airport and New York City/Newark. The route utilizes Spirit’s new Airbus A320 NEO airliners seating 182 passengers, including 8 Big Front seats.

Eastbound – Daily:      Depart OAK 8:45 AM – Arrive EWR 5:05 PM

Westbound – Daily:      Depart EWR 5:57 PM – Arrive OAK 9:07 PM

“We’re excited to launch the only non-stop service between New York Metro Area and the East Bay, offering a high-value travel option that makes it easier for Guests to travel cross-country,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Network Planning at Spirit Airlines. “Spirit’s low fares combined with our new cabin interiors and high-speed Wi-Fi makes this trans-con route affordable and enjoyable for travelers.”

New York City/Newark marks the eighth nonstop route that Spirit now offers at OAK. Others include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and San Diego.

“We are very pleased that the East Bay once again has nonstop service to the New York City metropolitan area.” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We encourage our community to utilize this new and efficient transcontinental service offered by our partner Spirit Airlines.”

Flights are now available for sale at www.spirit.com.


About Spirit Airlines: 

Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) is committed to delivering the best value in the sky. We are the leader in providing customizable travel options starting with an unbundled fare. This allows our Guests to pay only for the options they choose — like bags, seat assignments and refreshments — something we call Á La Smarte®. We make it possible for our Guests to venture further and discover more than ever before. Our Fit Fleet® is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. We serve destinations throughout the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, and are dedicated to giving back and improving those communities. Come save with us at spirit.com.


About Oakland International Airport 

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. 

Updates about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at www.oaklandairport.com.

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