Southwest Airlines announces four new nonstop destinations at OAK

Oakland, Calif. – November 3, 2017: Southwest Airlines, and Oakland International Airport announced today that Southwest will commence nonstop service to four additional destinations from the East Bay Airport:

Daily, beginning July 8, 2018:

  • San Antonio, Texas (SAT)

Daily, beginning July 15, 2018:

  • Orlando, Florida (MCO)
  • Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota (MSP)
  • Indianapolis, Indiana (IND)

The new nonstop flights bring the total number of destinations offered from OAK to a record high 33. Southwest previously announced daily nonstop service to New York/Newark Liberty, International Airport beginning April 8, 2018, which will operate year-round. A Saturday-only service to Orlando also begins in April with frequency increasing to daily July 15. The flights are now on sale exclusively at
“Southwest allows millions of residents and visitors to Fly the East Bay Way, and these new high-demand destinations make it easier than ever to do so,” said Bryant Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “With over 60 destinations globally offered from OAK, the reasons to make a Transbay journey to catch a nonstop flight are steadily diminishing.”

“Our decades of investment in California air service continues with new, relevant, nonstop options for Southwest’s East Bay Customers,” said Andrew Watterson, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer at Southwest. “We’re reconnecting Californians with time-saving value at low fares, and with hospitality that’s built on a foundation of doing what’s right for our Customers.
“Southwest Airlines is excited to announce four new daily nonstop destinations next summer from Oakland to Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Orlando, and San Antonio said John Parker, Southwest Airlines Capacity Planning Manager. “These new flights continue to solidify our service offering in the East Bay and enable more nonstop flights from the Bay Area for our OAK Customers.”
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 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 50 nonstop destinations is offered 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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Media contact:
Keonnis Taylor, Airport Spokesperson


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