Oakland International surpasses 12 million passengers in 2016

Oakland, CA – (January 30, 2017): Today, officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) released December and Calendar Year passenger traffic figures reflecting an ongoing increase in activity. The Airport saw 1,030,516 travelers in December, which marks eight consecutive months of serving more than 1 million passengers, and the 37th consecutive month of passenger growth.

For the year, 12,070,967 passengers chose to fly to or from Oakland, a 7.7 percent increase over the 2015 total of 11,205,063. It is the busiest year for passenger traffic since 2007, when the airport saw 14.6 million passengers.

The continued passenger growth at OAK follows the addition of several new domestic and international routes during 2016. In 2017, OAK is set to become California’s third busiest gateway to Europe as British Airways and Norwegian Air Shuttle initiate new routes this spring and summer.

The following table displays the new non-stop air service at OAK scheduled to begin in 2017:

Service Launch Date Airline Destination City
February 12 Southwest Puerto Vallarta
February 12 Southwest Los Cabos
March 27 Norwegian Copenhagen
March 28 British Airways London-Gatwick
May 25
May 25
June 4 Southwest Newark/New York City
June 7 Norwegian Barcelona


Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland said, “OAK is a growing  gateway linking the San Francisco Bay Area, its globally leading business environment and world renowned tourism attractions to over 60 nonstop destinations across the globe.  We are encouraged by the sustained growth and look forward to further expansion in 2017 with six new destinations already announced.”

Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in the state and second busiest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area.

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.

Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.

The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland Seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.

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