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Oakland Airport Gears up for Busy Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Monday is expected to be busiest Labor Day travel day with 47,000 passengers   Oakland, CA – (August 29, 2019): Oakland International Airport (OAK) expects to be bustling this Labor Day holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the unofficial end of the summer travel season. OAK anticipates welcoming approximately 191,500  passengers during the five-day period beginning today, August 29, through… Read More

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Jabbrrbox Introduces Private Workspace Pods at Oakland International Airport

Work and wellness take flight in Terminal 2 with new technology-equipped private workspaces Oakland, CA, August 20, 2019 – Jabbrrbox, a workspace solutions company, has today announced its launch at Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Terminal 2. Two new booths provide on-demand, technology-equipped private workspaces to over 13 million passengers that travel through OAK every… Read More

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SOUTHWEST TO EXPAND HAWAII SERVICE AT OAKLAND AIRPORT

Nonstops to Kona and Lihue to Launch January 2020    Oakland, CA: (August 16, 2019) –  Southwest Airlines has announced that beginning January 2020, the airline will add two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK) – Lihue, Kauai Island and Kona on the Island of Hawaii. Service to Kona (KOA) will operate four… Read More

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Top Industry Honors for New Oakland Airport Assistant Director

Port of Oakland Commissioners Recognize Aviation Finance Honoree Oakland, CA: (June 29, 2019) – The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners recognized its new Assistant Director of Aviation – Business & Strategy, Tatiana Starostina, during its regular meeting Thursday for being named Aviation Finance Professional of the Year by Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)…. Read More

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Volaris Celebrates 10 Years at Oakland International Airport

  Mexican Airline Offering Most Destinations in the U.S. Now Serves Four Destinations from OAK Oakland, CA: (May 15, 2019) – Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Volaris celebrate ten years of air service between the U.S. and Mexico. Volaris inaugurated service between Guadalajara, Mexico, and Oakland in  2009. OAK, along with LAX, were Volaris’ first two U.S. destinations…. Read More

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GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND PUPPIES-IN-TRAINING GOT THEIR FIRST TASTE OF AIR TRAVEL AT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  Training-Prepared Puppies to Assist Visually Impaired Travelers   Oakland, CA. (May 13, 2019) – A group of 70 puppies queued up on Saturday, May 11, at Oakland International Airport (OAK) for a training exercise designed to help them learn how to mitigate the challenges that visually impaired travelers and their guide dogs face when they fly…. Read More

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Port of Oakland, Oakland Fire Department Unveil New Firefighting Apparatuses

New Firetrucks Featured in Full-Scale Emergency Exercise at Oakland International Airport Oakland, CA. (May 9, 2019) – Today, Oakland International Airport (OAK), Oakland Fire Department (OFD), and regional emergency response partners conducted a Full-Scale Emergency Response Exercise at Oakland International Airport, introducing two new state-of-the-art firefighting apparatuses. Participants practiced live response to a simulated aircraft… Read More

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Southwest Inaugurates Maui Service in Oakland; Airport Celebrates with Free Parking

East Bay Airport Expands Service to Hawaii, Offers 4 Days Park Free – $96 Value Oakland, CA – (April 8, 2019):  Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete with Hula dancers, live… Read More

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