Oakland International Airport Sees 9.9% More Passengers in June
OAK Surges into Summer with Sustained Growth Pattern
Oakland, CA: (August 1, 2016) – A busy summer travel season has lifted passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport to a six-year high. The Airport reported today that 1,113,508 travelers passed through its terminal gates in June. It was the most passengers in a single month since March 2008.
The Airport said passenger traffic was up 9.9 percent, or 100,023 travelers, in June compared to the same period last year. It was the 31st consecutive month of growth at the Airport.
“The airport is pleased at this ongoing growth trend during the already-busy summer travel season,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis. “Our airline partners continue to introduce new flights domestically and internationally, and as a result, our nonstop reach is stronger than ever. These healthy numbers indicate more travelers are enjoying these additions and are making OAK their airport of choice.”
With several recent announcements of new routes and new destinations, growth at OAK has been a resounding theme. Since June 2015, Southwest, Oakland’s largest airline tenant, has added 13 daily departures to 8 different cities, including the launch of Long Beach (LGB), Reno-Tahoe (RNO), and St. Louis (STL), announced in June. Allegiant Air last week announced new service with five weekly nonstop flights to Las Vegas.
OAK remains the fastest growing airport in the Bay Area over the past 12 months, at 8.0% growth during the timeframe.
ABOUT OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving 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 airport for most local residents.
Beginning October 6th, OAK customers can fly nonstop to El Paso, Texas, bringing Oakland’s air service roster to over 50 destinations on 12 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.