Oakland International Airport (OAK)
Airline Competition Plan
Oakland International (OAK) is known nation-wide as a leading
airport facility that fosters airline competition and accommodates
new entrant carriers. Although Southwest Airlines operates
over 60% of the daily non-stop domestic capacity at OAK, this
market share has declined from nearly 70% in 1999. This change
comes not because of service reductions at Southwest, but
because of new entrant airlines and expansion of service by
other carriers at OAK.
Oakland International's policies and agreements provide the
nearly ideal environment to foster airline competition. At
OAK, Airport policies create significant financial incentives
for incumbent airlines to pursue handling agreements with
new entrant carriers, thereby increasing competition. Airlines
do not hold leases, there are no exclusive use boarding rooms
or gates, and incumbent carriers and ground handlers compete
vigorously to handle new airlines.
Oakland International is one of many airports in the United
States that is required by the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) to produce and update an Airline Competition Plan. This
document sets forth, in detail, how the airport creates an
environment that promotes competition among airlines through
its rules, regulations, rates and facilities.
Click the links below to view OAK's Airline Competition Plan
and related correspondence with the FAA.