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Oakland International Grows 10.2% in February 2016

Oakland International Grows 10.2% in February 2016

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March 24th, 2016

Airport Passenger Gains Continue Upward Trend

Oakland, CA - March 24, 2016: Oakland International Airport (OAK) reports a 10.2% increase in February passenger traffic to add to its continued growth trend. Now counting 27 months of year-over-year growth, the month of February served 805,109 passengers at the airport, including on Leap Day.

Airline seat capacity, at 1,083,078 seats, was up 11.2 percent from last year, with passenger demand continuing to absorb increases in seat availability.

Reports also include a less than 1% reduction in load factor with 74.3% of all seats occupied.

"We are very pleased to see continued growth and are working hard to ensure that Oakland is the airport of choice for travelers both to and from the Bay Area," said Acting Director of Aviation, Kristi McKenney. "Norwegian introduces service between Oakland and London-Gatwick in May, and Southwest expands service to Reno-Tahoe and St. Louis in June. We look forward to seeing these and other exciting developments add to the upward trend."

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.

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 53 destinations on 12 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.

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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.

Contact: keonnis.taylor@portoakland.com
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