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Oakland International Airport Ready for Summer Travelers with New Flights and More Destinations

Oakland International Airport Ready for Summer Travelers with New Flights and More Destinations

Press Releases
May 23rd, 2014

New Nonstop Service to Europe, Hawaii, East Coast and Midwest

Oakland, Calif.—May 23, 2014—The Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks off the peak summer travel season at OAK highlighted by historic firsts and new airline service to four new destinations. OAK is ready for travelers with great options for dining and shopping in both terminals along with special offers for free and discounted on-airport parking. Over the four-day Memorial Day weekend, Oakland International Airport expects that over 120,000 people will arrive and depart from its two terminals. This summer there are 151 peak day departures scheduled to 38 domestic and international cities including four new destinations: Oslo, Norway; Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden; Baltimore, Maryland; and Chicago, Illinois - O’Hare International.

New Nonstop Flights to Scandinavia and More Flights to Hawaii Lead To Great Summer Vacations. Vacation starts the moment travelers leave home when departing from OAK. Known for its on-time flights, easy access and convenient location; travelers choosing OAK will have a smoother, faster and less stressful airport experience. There are shorter lines and plenty of on-airport parking also available.

“We’re intent on being the airport of choice for more customers this summer, and we continue to enhance and evolve the customer experience.” said Deborah Ale Flint, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “We’re expecting many first-time customers this summer and expect they will value what our existing customers already know; that there is no better way to begin or end a Bay Area journey than at OAK.”

This summer OAK’s newest airline, Norwegian –recently named World’s Best Low Cost Carrier- will offer unique 787 Dreamliner service nonstop to both Oslo and Stockholm marking the first-ever Dreamliner service at OAK and the first air service between the Scandinavian capitals and Northern California.

Hawaiian Airlines will add seasonal Boeing 767 wide body service to Lihue, Kauai and Kailua-Kona on the “Big Island” in addition to its existing daily service to Honolulu, Oahu and Kahului, Maui.  Together with additional Hawaii frequencies added by Alaska Airlines to all four major Hawaii airports, travelers will find up to 6 daily Hawaii departures, and over 1300 daily seats, from OAK.

A Perfect Pairing: Fly To Europe, Hawaii and Seattle and Park Free. For a limited time, take a flight from OAK to Europe, Hawaii or Seattle and park free! It is a great incentive to try new flights and experience the convenience of the only on-airport parking at OAK. Register for up to 5 days of free parking in OAK’s close-in Daily Lot when you fly from OAK to Europe and Hawaii. Up to 3 days free Daily Lot parking is offered when you fly to Seattle-Tacoma. Sign up and get the details about all of OAK’s parking offers and get discount coupons at iparkoak.oaklandairport.com.

New Routes and Destinations from OAK. Several airlines have added new routes at OAK just in time for summer travel. They join OAK’s newest airline, Norwegian, in offering low fares and high value for travelers headed to or from the San Francisco Bay Area for business or pleasure. Here is a summary of the new routes by airline and start date:

Spirit Chicago (O’Hare International) - May 1
Dallas – Fort Worth (DFW) - May 1
Norwegian Stockholm (Arlanda) - May 3
Oslo - May 28
Hawaiian Kailua-Kona -  June 14
Lihue - June 15
Southwest Baltimore-Washington (BWI) - July 1

Popular Summer Seasonal Service Returns. OAK welcomes back nonstop service to popular vacation destinations allowing both Bay Area travelers and inbound tourists more opportunities for travel:

SATA International will resume seasonal service from OAK to the Azores Islands on June 2. The Azores Islands are a Portuguese archipelago paradise in the Atlantic Ocean. The once-weekly flight departs and arrives every Monday between June 2 and September 29, 2014. Tickets can be booked at www.SATA.pt.

Allegiant Air resumes seasonal service to Missoula, Montana and Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 5. Service Glacier Park International Airport, Montana starts on June 06.

JetBlue Airways resumes seasonal service to Boston on June 5.

Summer is almost here and OAK’s got you covered. Local residents visit www.iflyoak.com. Travelers headed to the San Francisco Bay Area can visit www.flyoakland.com and we invite everyone to join the conversation on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/iflyoak for more information on airline destinations and airport services.

About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport

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 over 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 and Twitter, or with the Port on YouTube and at www.portofoakland.com.

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