Southwest Airlines launches five new daily nonstop routes at Oakland International Airport this summer
New York City, San Antonio, Orlando, Minneapolis, Indianapolis bring airline to 34 destinations from OAK in summer 2018
Oakland, CA – (July 14, 2018): Tomorrow, Sunday, July 15, Oakland International Airport (OAK), together with Southwest Airlines, celebrate daily nonstop service to five highly-sought destinations from the East Bay:
New York/Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
San Antonio, Texas (SAT)
Orlando, Florida (MCO)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP)
Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)
Daily nonstop service to Newark/New York commenced April 8, 2018, and a daily nonstop to San Antonio began on July 8. Daily nonstop service to Orlando begins today, July 14. July 15 marks the first daily nonstops from OAK to MSP and IND.
These nonstop flights operate daily and bring the total number of Southwest destinations offered from OAK to a record high of 34.
“We are so pleased that Southwest continues to grow its Focus City operation at OAK, offering these new opportunities to travelers living in the Bay Area and those looking to visit,” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “Southwest allows millions of residents and visitors to fly the East Bay way, and these new in-demand destinations make it easier than ever to do so. With over 65 destinations globally now offered from Oakland, it’s easier than ever to choose the convenience of OAK.”
Southwest Airlines will be the sole carrier on each route from OAK.
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.
Keonnis R. Taylor