Daily Traffic at Oakland International Grew 9.3% in February 2017
International Passenger Traffic Soars with Newly Added Flights
Oakland, CA – (March 31, 2017): Oakland International Airport (OAK) reports 849,866 airline passengers for the month of February, a 9.3% increase in average daily passenger traffic over February 2016. Total monthly traffic increased 5.6% but February 2016 had one additional Leap Day. OAK has now experienced 39 consecutive months of year-over-year passenger growth
Airline seat capacity totaling 1,134,650 seats increased 4.8 percent from last year and the load factor (% of seats occupied) increased 0.6% with to 74.9%.
International operations increased by 73% over last year, with the addition of 49 new monthly international departures by Southwest and Norwegian. Just this week, British Airways and Norwegian began new service to London-Gatwick and Copenhagen, respectively. Norwegian and IAG newcomer Level Airlines, will both begin service between Oakland and Barcelona in June. IAG is the corporate parent of several European carriers including British Airways and Iberia Airlines.
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis said, "We are very pleased to see continued growth and continue to work to ensure that Oakland is the airport of choice for travelers both to and from the Bay Area. New domestic and international service are bringing new customers to Oakland, people from around the world are beginning to see our city as both a destination and a gateway to major cities around the world."
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About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled 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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