Bay Area’s only nonstop Memphis flights launch at Oakland International Airport today
Allegiant Air brings southern hospitality to Oakland with $59 one-way fares
Oakland, Calif. - May 30, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced today that Allegiant Air has launched nonstop service between Oakland and Memphis, Tennessee. Today is the first day of the seasonal summer service, which flies on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and kicked off sales back in March with one-way fares as low as $59. It is the only nonstop flight between the San Francisco Bay Area and Memphis.
“We are very pleased to welcome new nonstop service between Oakland and Memphis today,” said Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “This expansion is an example of the great partnership we enjoy with Allegiant, and represents service to a market unserved within the Bay Area until now. Memphis is a wonderful new travel option for Bay Area residents as well as for those in Western Tennessee and surrounding states who are looking to travel to the Bay Area with ease this summer and beyond.”
“We are excited to continue our growth in the Bay Area with this new nonstop service to Memphis, our easternmost nonstop from Oakland,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant Vice President of Planning and Revenue. “From BBQ to Beale Street, we know everyone will enjoy having a convenient, affordable option for a summer getaway.”
Airport and airline officials indicate the new route is expected to attract approximately 5,000 travelers (one way) during the summer season between Oakland and Memphis, which capitalizes on Allegiant’s specialization in full-service packages for every travel budget.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 13 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 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 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
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Oakland International Airport Media Contact
Keonnis Taylor, Airport Spokesperson