Norwegian adds Boeing 787 nonstop service to Barcelona at OAK
Oakland now a top California gateway to Europe
Oakland, CA – (June 7, 2017): Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) launch a major expansion from the increasingly popular San Francisco Bay Area airport today. Norwegian will launch its award winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from OAK to the Catalonian capital, Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona has been one of the largest and most requested destinations in Europe from the Bay Area. This service on Norwegian at OAK joins the airline’s existing service to Oslo, Stockholm, and Copenhagen – the "triple crown" of the largest Scandinavian capitals, each offered from the Bay Area exclusively at OAK. Norwegian also began nonstop service to London-Gatwick in May 2016.
Oakland is now the third-largest California gateway to Europe. Norwegian, by offering nonstop service to more destinations than any other airline, becomes the Bay Area's top choice to Europe.
"Norwegian has been an excellent partner, and we're proud to serve as its Bay Area gateway," said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis. "It offers our residents more nonstop European destinations than any other airline, serving as a key contributor to the ongoing growth the Airport is experiencing."
Seats are available at Norwegian.com. The lowest fares are subject to availability.
Norwegian will initially operate its Oakland-Barcelona flights twice weekly, increasing to three times weekly in August 2017.
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 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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Keonnis Taylor, MPA