Oakland International Airport traffic up 5.3 percent in February
Passenger traffic boosted by continued increase in seat capacity
Oakland, Calif. - March 28, 2018: Oakland International Airport (OAK) reports 849,529 airline passengers for the month of February, a 5.3% increase over February 2017. Total airline seat capacity of 1,187,141 increased 4.7% over last year and the load factor (percent of seats occupied by passengers) of 75.4% increased by 0.4% over last year.
Passenger volume on domestic U.S. routes of 843,363 million increased 3.4%, while passenger volume on international routes of 51,166 increased by 49% over last year. Nonstop international operations launched since February 2017 include:
|Puerto Vallarta/Los Cabos||Southwest Airlines|
|Barcelona||LEVEL and Norwegian Air|
International service continues to expand at OAK with the February launch of Norwegian Air’s nonstop service to Rome, and upcoming April launch of nonstop Paris service. Domestically, Southwest will begin new service to Orlando, San Antonio, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis-St. Paul this year, while American Airlines will begin nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth next week.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis said, "The ongoing trend of increasing passenger traffic continues to strengthen OAK’s presence as a major air gateway for residents of the greater San Francisco Bay area, and now for travelers abroad looking to visit Northern California for business and leisure. We are working diligently to meet the demands of our growing customer base, and are pleased that more travelers are choosing to Fly the East Bay Way."
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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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OAK Media Contact
Keonnis Taylor, Airport Spokesperson