Key Bay Area Airline Adding Two New Locations to Oakland Lineup
SOUTHWEST ANNOUNCES RENO-TAHOE AND ST. LOUIS FROM OAKLAND
OAKLAND, CA - (December 9, 2015): Oakland International Airport is abuzz this week as news broke Tuesday that Southwest Airlines will add two new destinations to its Oakland roster in Summer 2016.
Direct flights to Reno-Tahoe and Lambert-St. Louis will begin on June 5th, with one-way tickets beginning as low as $49 to Reno-Tahoe and $149 to St. Louis.
Airport and Southwest Airlines leadership, along with representatives from both the Oakland and Reno-Tahoe visitors’ bureaus, plus a swarm of excited Southwest employees gathered at a Southwest arrival/departure gate for the announcement.
The new service includes three daily flights to Reno-Tahoe, a 50-minute trip from OAK and a once daily to St. Louis, a 3 hours 40 minutes trip.
Oakland is Southwest’s largest base in California. With 2400 employees, Southwest is the largest private employer in Oakland.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth largest airport in California and second largest in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 11 million travelers each year, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest for most local residents.
The airport currently offers air service to 49 destinations 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.
For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com.