Southwest expansion underway at OAK with New York/Newark

Oakland, CA: April 7, 2018 – Southwest Airlines will add daily nonstop service from OAK to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) beginning tomorrow, April 8th. The service replaces a seasonal test route on OAK’s flight schedule last summer. Due to the success of that route, Southwest has brought the transcontinental flight back earlier this year, and it will now operate year-round. Newark Liberty International is the primary airport serving New Jersey and is one of three major airports in the New York City metropolitan area.

And there is more to come. On April 14th, Southwest will launch Saturday nonstop service to Orlando International Airport (MCO). Service to Orlando raises the count to a dozen new destinations added at Oakland International since 2015. The flight will be OAK’s first route to the popular Central Florida vacation destination.

Additional new daily nonstop destinations to be introduced by Southwest from OAK this summer include:

Orlando (Daily)                          April 14, 2018

San Antonio                               July 8, 2018

Indianapolis                               July 18, 2018

Minneapolis/St. Paul                 July 18, 2018

“We are delighted with Southwest’s decision to reinstate nonstop New York/Newark service at OAK,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis. “Southwest continues to be a tremendous partner in tailoring its service to the travel patterns of local residents and visitors, which are responding by choosing to fly OAK in ever greater numbers.”

OAK is the largest base for Southwest Airlines in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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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