Master Plan Overview

For nearly a century, San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport (OAK) has served the shipping and travel needs of the San Francisco Bay Area. The original airfield was built in 1927 and is still used today by air cargo and corporate and general aviation operators. In 1962, a new, 16-gate terminal (Terminal 1), 10,000-foot runway and 10-story air traffic control tower was built to usher in the jet-age of commercial aviation. A second, eight-gate terminal (Terminal 2) was opened in 1985 and is used exclusively by Southwest Airlines.

In 2008, OAK completed its $300 million Terminal Improvement Program, with projects that added a new concourse with five additional boarding gates and waiting areas expanded ticketing, security and baggage claim facilities added new utilities and improved terminal access and eased congestion in front of the terminals through a new roadway and curbside system. These projects are one part of the on-going Airport Development Program (ADP).

Even at the completion of these projects, there is already demand driving the need for additional infrastructure improvements. The main planning tool to provide guidance on near-term and long-term Airport land-use is a Master Plan. OAK’s 20-year Master Plan was completed in 2006, with input from the OAK Aviation Stakeholder Advisory Committee.