Hawaiian Airlines Celebrates 10 Years at Oakland International Airport
Airline’s New CEO, Peter Ingram, in Oakland to Commemorate Milestone
Oakland, CA: (April 12, 2018) – Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes new Hawaiian Airlines CEO, Peter Ingram, today as the Airport and Airline celebrate ten years of partnership. Hawaiian inaugurated service between Oakland and Honolulu on May 1, 2008.
Mr. Ingram is in Oakland to celebrate the milestone, and to highlight the airline’s newest addition to its fleet, the Airbus 321neo. Hawaiian put this new aircraft type into revenue service in January 2018 on its Oakland-Kahului, Maui route. In true aloha spirit, today’s celebration features live Hawaiian-themed performances, music, and refreshments.
“Hawaiian has been a tremendous partner at OAK for the past ten years, and we are delighted to share in the celebration of this significant milestone,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation Bryant L. Francis. “We’re proud to have served as the launch Mainland U.S. airport for Hawaiian’s new A321neo aircraft, and look forward to many more years of this truly successful partnership.”
“We look forward to sharing our Hawaiian hospitality with an even greater number of Oakland travelers in the next decade and beyond as we introduce more flights to our islands, including non-stop service to Kauai beginning this summer,” said Peter Ingram, President and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines.
Hawaiian’s growth at OAK led to nonstop service to each of the four main Hawaiian islands by 2014. The airline has carried more than 1.5 million passengers on over 6,000 departures from OAK.
About Oakland International Airport Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 13 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered on 14 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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