Oakland International Charts 12% Growth in November
Airport Marks 24th Consecutive Month of Passenger Traffic Gains
OAKLAND, CA: (December 22, 2015) — More flights, new destinations, and more passengers. Oakland International Airport (OAK) has enjoyed a healthy year of growth. The airport has now recorded 24 consecutive months of year-over-year passenger traffic gain according to its November reports.
Passenger traffic in November continued the airport’s growth trend with a 12% increase compared to the same period in the previous year.
Airline seat capacity, at 1,204,152 seats, was up 8.8 percent from last year, with passenger traffic outpacing the increase in available seats.
Reports also include a 2.3% increase in load factor with 79% of all seats occupied on average.
Air service expansion contributed to the increase in passenger traffic in November, as the month commenced with the additions of Southwest Airlines nonstop service to Atlanta, Spirit Airlines' two daily flights to Los Angeles, and robust passenger numbers around the Thanksgiving holiday.
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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 52 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.
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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.