Port of Oakland receives coveted marketing award for Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 28, 2019: The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners today receives the hardware brought home by Oakland International Airport following its win at the 2019 Routes Americas Conference in Quebec. The highly-regarded Routes Marketing Award is considered as one of the most prestigious awards in the Aviation industry, as winners are determined and selected by the airline network planning community.

This year’s win signals a repeat for OAK, with the team having won in the “4 – 20 million passengers” category last year. This year, OAK finished first in the same category in addition to receiving the Overall Marketing Award.

“We’re all very pleased and proud to be acknowledged in this way,” said John Albrecht, Manager Aviation Marketing for the Port of Oakland, “This honor is especially welcome as it comes from the airlines we work with around the world. It tells us that we’re on the right track as we continue doing our work in getting the world to Fly the East Bay Way while focusing on excellence.”

Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland said, “Our Oakland team has been working very hard to provide the service and access that our customers and partners worldwide have come to know and love. I commend them for this accomplishment, thank the airlines for this acknowledgment, and greatly appreciate the support we receive from our Board of Port Commissioners.”

The Port of Oakland owns and operates the Oakland International Airport, and will be presented with the trophies during the public Board Meeting this afternoon at the Port of Oakland Headquarters.

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the most centrally-located airport in the 7.7M population Bay Area region, and closest airport to the region’s wealth of business and tourism venues. Oakland’s air service roster to over 65 nonstop destinations is offered on 14 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 84,000 jobs in the region and over a million 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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