OAK Passenger Traffic Up 11% Percent in October
Bay Area Airport a Model of the Region's Upward Mobility
Oakland, CA - December 1, 2015: Perhaps it is the glorious weather in Oakland that has the Oakland International Airport blowing into the fall season with a flurry of passengers. October 2015 announced 23 straight months of passenger growth for the Airport.
What this means is that for nearly two years, and counting, OAK has seen a steady upward trend in the number of people flying in and out of the burgeoning San Francisco Bay Area city. The numbers are already tallying up to report that the trend will continue through the end of the year.
October's passenger growth was particularly noteworthy in that it boasted double-digits from the same time last year. With 984,557 travelers having crossed its gates, in October, the airport reached an 11% increase when compared to October 2014 to - a noteworthy jump in the aviation world. Cumulatively in 2015, through October, the airport's passenger traffic grew 8.2%, putting OAK on track to top 11 million passengers for the calendar year.
"This pattern shows that there is a growing demand for travel. People have a choice and they are choosing Oakland," said Acting Director of Aviation Kristi McKenney. "We are very proud of the 49 destinations we now offer from OAK, and we look forward to expanding that number in the near future. Just last week, we celebrated one year AND one million riders in a successful first year of BART service. Our customers are happy, and it is reflected in these numbers."
OAK's convenient location, amazing parking deals, futuristic BART rail-line, and on-time performance are just a few things on the list of amenities offered by OAK. Judging by the steady incline in passengers, the formula seems to be working.
Find information about airport free and discounted parking at http://iparkoak.oaklandairport.com/.
For comprehensive information on how to use the BART line into the airport and watch a how-to video, visit www.bart.gov/guide/airport/inbound_oak.
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About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth largest airport in California and second largest in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 11 million travelers each year, OAK is the closest airport to the region's top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest for most local residents.
The airport currently offers air service to 49 destinations on 13 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.
For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com.
About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, 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. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.