Southwest Airlines to fly between Oakland and Bellingham, Washington

Oakland, Calif.– June 10, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomed the news that Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between the East Bay airport and Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Washington state beginning November 16, 2021. The flights will operate twice daily aboard Southwest’s fleet of Boeing 737 airliners. Fare and schedule information can be found at

Bellingham is a popular gateway for those visiting Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. Bellingham is also an intermodal transportation hub offering access to roadway, rail and ferry services to the surrounding area including the San Juan islands. Canadian travelers visiting the U.S. appreciate using the convenient land border into the US allowing for an easy, process-free arrival at OAK.

Bellingham is the sixth destination that Southwest is adding from OAK to the Pacific Northwest. It joins new service to Eugene, Oregon that begins August 29 and existing service to Portland, Seattle, Spokane and Boise.

“We welcome yet another new and exciting nonstop destination from Southwest Airlines at OAK.” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, “We look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to our beautiful San Francisco Bay Area and know that Bay Area residents appreciate the convenience of using OAK combined with the nonstop access to Bellingham and the Pacific Northwest region that Southwest uniquely provides.”

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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