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Summertime Travel Draws 1.3M Passengers to Oakland International Airport in July
More Flights and More Destinations Result in 6.8% Increase in Passenger Traffic
Oakland, CA (August 31, 2018) – Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today that it served 1,318,052 passengers in July, a 6.8% increase over the prior year. The July percentage increase constitutes an additional 82,541 travelers at OAK compared to 1,235,511 passengers in July 2017.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis, said, “It is encouraging to see OAK continue growing in a manner which reflects our airline partners’ confidence in strong customer demand. July is historically a busy month for us, and this year proved no exception. We hope to see increases for the remainder of 2018.”
During the first half of 2018, new service at OAK commenced to Paris and Rome on Norwegian Air, Dallas/Fort Worth on American Airlines, Orlando on Southwest Airlines, Memphis on Allegiant Air, and Crescent City on Contour Airlines. Southwest also introduced year-round daily service to New York/Newark after operating the route as a summer only flight last year. In July, Southwest launched new daily service to San Antonio, Indianapolis, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, for a total of 35 nonstop routes served from its Oakland Focus City.
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.