Oakland to welcome Paris nonstops in Spring

Oakland, Calif. – July 6, 2017:  Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that Norwegian Air will add new nonstop service between OAK and Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG), the largest of the Paris-area airports.  The flight will operate 4-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) beginning April 10, 2018, aboard Norwegian’s brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation at OAK said, “We are pleased to soon offer nonstop Paris service for Bay Area travelers and visitors. Norwegian continues to be a key partner in growing Oakland as a gateway to Europe, and the new Paris route makes Oakland International Airport an even easier choice for international travel to and from the Bay Area.”

“We’re very excited to add another route out of Oakland,” says Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos. “Not only do we offer Bay Area residents the most affordable fares to Europe on an award-winning airline, we also offer more European routes out of the Bay Area than any other airline. Oakland has been a great airport partner for us and we look forward to continuing to expand our presence here.”

Paris is the second largest European market from the San Francisco Bay Area after London. The new route will become OAK’s 8th European destination, the 7th European route offered by Norwegian from OAK, and the fourth new Norwegian route added within a year. Currently, Norwegian flies to Oslo, Stockholm, London, Copenhagen and Barcelona from Oakland. New service to Rome will begin in February 2018.

One-way fares to Paris from OAK begin as low as $229.  To research schedules or book flights, visit Norwegian.com/us.

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 business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.

Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered 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.

For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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