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OAK Begins 2015 with New Daily Nonstops to Dallas Love Field and Baltimore-Washington on Southwest

OAK Begins 2015 with New Daily Nonstops to Dallas Love Field and Baltimore-Washington on Southwest

Press Releases
January 6th, 2015

Oakland International Airport (OAK) adds two cities to its route map today with the commencement by Southwest Airlines of the first-ever daily nonstop flights linking OAK with Dallas Love Field (DAL), and new daily, year-round transcontinental service to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Southwest Airlines added BWI as a summer-only seasonal service in 2014. Due to the high demand for transcontinental service it has now been added to the schedule as a year-round offering. Baltimore is Southwest’s largest focus city on the East Coast and in addition to excellent access to the capital in Washington DC, it offers air travelers dozens of connecting opportunities to other points in the Northeast corridor and Mid-Atlantic region.

Southwest Airlines is headquartered at Love Field and offers more than 150 peak-day departures from the popular Dallas airport. Travelers using the new nonstop service will find excellent connections at Love Field between the San Francisco Bay Area and points throughout the Southeast, including all of the major destinations in Florida.

“These nonstop flights build on the convenience of Oakland International Airport as a gateway to the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Deborah Ale Flint. “Now, travelers to and from Dallas and Baltimore have the convenience of nonstops along with Southwest Airlines’ legendary great fares and customer service. In particular, San Francisco Bay Area travelers will welcome nonstop flights to the brand new terminal at Love Field, and the year-round Baltimore service will help meet the great demand for nonstop transcontinental service from thousands of travelers daily that begin or end their journey across the country in the East Bay.”

Beginning today, Southwest Flight 4295 will depart OAK daily at 11:40 a.m. and arrive at DAL at 4:55 p.m.; Flight 791 will depart DAL daily at 3:00 p.m. and arrive at OAK at 4:55 p.m. (All times local.)

Also starting today, Southwest Flight 1144 will depart OAK daily at 1:00 p.m. and arrive at BWI at 9:00 p.m.; Flight 317 will depart BWI daily at 4:55 p.m. and arrive at OAK at 8:10 p.m.

Southwest Airlines flight, fare and ticketing information is available online at southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA800-I-FLY-SWA.

OAK Travel Reminders:

Park Close at OAK
Ample parking within short walking distance of passenger terminals is always available at OAK. Travelers can take advantage of substantial savings off regular parking rates in the airport’s Premier, Hourly, and Daily lots with frequent discount promotions offered online at www.oaklandairport.com.

BART to OAK
The new Oakland International Airport BART Station is open and providing a direct connection to the entire BART system from the front of the OAK passenger terminal. Fare and real time departure information are available at www.bart.gov. AC Transit bus service, taxi and area shuttle options are also available.

Other Travel Tips
For packing tips that will save time at security checkpoints, travelers can visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov.

Members of the news media needing information or assistance in reporting news about Oakland International Airport may call the airport's 24-hour Media Hotline at (510) 563-6500(510) 563-6500.

About the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport.  The Port’s jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport.  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, offering more than 300 daily passenger and cargo 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.  Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.  The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.  Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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