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Airport worker in Oakland tests positive for COVID-19

Oakland, Calif. – March 25, 2020: A gate agent at Oakland International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, the Airport said today. The Airport said the individual was not an employee of the Port of Oakland, or the Oakland Airport which it owns and operates. According to the Airport, the individual last worked March 22… Read More

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Port of Oakland to staff, partners: ‘You are heroes’

A thank you for transport, supply chain workers who show up midst crisis   Oakland, Calif. – March 19, 2020: Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan delivered a message today to trade and transportation workers: “you are heroes.”  His remarks came as the Port and its Oakland International Airport continued full operations midst a… Read More

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Port of Oakland, Oakland International Airport will remain open

Cited as essential services exempt from shelter-in-place order Oakland, Calif. – March 16, 2020: The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport will remain operational despite an Alameda County shelter-in-place order.  Both facilities are essential services exempt from the order, the Port said today. The Port’s announcement followed shelter-in-place orders issued by six Bay Area counties. … Read More

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Oakland International Airport Welcomes Black History Month and Annual Oakland Black Food & Wine Experience

Airport Dining Makeover Celebrates Oakland Culture, Promotes East Bay Chefs   Oakland, CA – (January 31, 2020):  Construction walls are up in the terminals at Oakland International Airport (OAK), concealing the progress being made by an entirely new lineup of food and beverage concessionaires. The Airport entered 2020 serving nearly 13.4 million passengers, and with… Read More

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SOUTHWEST EXPANDS HAWAII SERVICE AT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL

Kona and Lihue Nonstop Service Now Offered on Southwest Oakland, CA: (January 22, 2020) –  Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA) operates four times weekly – on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and… Read More

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Spirit Airlines to launch the only Oakland–Fort Lauderdale Nonstop on April 1

Unique air service will give Bay Area travelers “MORE GO,” daily to South Florida OAKLAND, CA; (Jan. 16, 2020) – Spirit Airlines is spicing up the San Francisco Bay Area by flying more of the brightest planes in the sky into Oakland (OAK). America’s fastest-growing airline starts service to and from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) April 1, making Spirit the only… Read More

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Thanksgiving Travel Kicks Off at Oakland International

Airport to welcome 47,500 travelers on busiest day next week, Wednesday Oakland, CA: (November 22, 2019) –  The Thanksgiving Holiday travel period has begun at Oakland International Airport (OAK), and will extend through Monday, December 2.  The Airport expects November 27th – the day before Thanksgiving – to be its busiest travel day during this holiday… Read More

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Port of Oakland names Danny Wan Executive Director

Former Port Attorney, City Council member, takes over at key moment Editor’s note: Click here to see Port of Oakland Executive Director Danny Wan’s introductory video Oakland, Calif. – Nov. 14, 2019: Danny Wan, who has been serving as the Port of Oakland’s interim Executive Director since last summer, and was Port Attorney for six… Read More

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OAK Becomes the First California Airport to Offer Free Short Stories to all Passengers

Imaginations Soar at Oakland Airport with Fun Story Dispensers Oakland, CA – (October 29, 2019): Improving the passenger experience for Bay Area residents and visitors is key to the vision that drives officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Under the leadership of Director Bryant L. Francis, the airport recently forged a new partnership with innovative French company Short Édition, allowing travelers… Read More

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