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Forbes Magazine Ranks Oakland International Airport No. 4 for Facebook Followers Worldwide

Forbes Magazine Ranks Oakland International Airport No. 4 for Facebook Followers Worldwide

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August 16th, 2010

-- OAK Highest Ranked California Airport --

Oakland, Calif. —Aug. 16, 2010—Recognized as a social media leader in the airport industry, Oakland International Airport (OAK) was ranked No. 4 for Facebook followers worldwide among large international airports with over 4,400 fans, according to Forbes.com. It shows that OAK is ranked No. 4 and is positioned between Singapore Changi International Airport, which was ranked at No. 3, and Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport, ranked at No. 5. No other Bay Area airport was listed in the top rankings.

OAK’s Facebook page was launched in 2008. “With each new fan we’re learning the value of social media which allows us to have a shared experience with our customers and build long term loyalty,” said John Albrecht, Aviation Marketing Manager for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates OAK. “We make it a priority to keep our Facebook page fresh as we share news about our airlines and airport, including eight new destinations and the photo contest currently underway. It also helps us to know what people think about their airport and to quickly answer questions. Both OAK and Facebook are places where people head to reach people in other places,” he continued.

OAK’s fans reflect the diversity that is Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area, and hail from 20 countries and speak 23 different languages and dialects. The top four cities of residence include (in order) Pleasanton, San Francisco, Oakland and New York City. Guadalajara, Mexico is home to the largest number of fans outside the US, with some fans as far away as Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Research published at Forbes.com: http://blogs.forbes.com/wheelsup/2010/06/20/top-10-airports-using-facebook/. Become a fan of OAK on Facebook by searching Oakland International Airport.

About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport and fourth largest airport in California, offering over 140 daily flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Visit portofoakland.com and oaklandairport.com.

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