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Oakland International Airport Passenger Traffic Up 7.1% in November
Increase Reflects a Ten-Year Traffic High for the Month
Keonnis R. Taylor
Oakland, CA (December 29, 2017) – Oakland International Airport (OAK) today reports that it served 1,111,124 passengers in November, an increase of 73,746 passengers (7.1%) over the prior year. The increase is based upon 5.3% more flight operations and 7.5% more seats.
While Oakland’s domestic passenger volume of 1,056,919 million increased by 4.9%, OAK’s international passenger volume increased 83%, reflecting 100% more operations and 99% more seats. Norwegian, OAK’s largest international operator, saw its passenger loads increase by 40% in November.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis, said, “November marked 48 consecutive months of passenger traffic increases at OAK. This milestone is a tremendous way to celebrate the holiday season for us, and is indicative of our upward trajectory. We anticipate continued robust growth as we move into 2018.”
Airport officials noted that traffic on Southwest Airlines – OAK’s largest carrier – increased 5.7% over last year. Southwest accounted for 73.7% of OAK’s total passenger traffic volume in November.
The Airport saw 12.1 million annual passengers in 2016, and is expected to surpass 13 million in 2017.
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 50 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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