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Southwest Airlines Expands Service from OAK to Baltimore and Boise

Southwest Airlines Expands Service from OAK to Baltimore and Boise

Press Releases
August 17th, 2006

-- Carrier Now Offers 141 Daily Nonstops from Its Bay Area Hub --

Oakland, CA -- Southwest Airlines today expands service from Oakland International Airport (OAK) by inaugurating a new daily nonstop to the Washington, D.C. area via Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) and adding a second daily nonstop to Boise, Idaho (BOI). OAK is Southwest's fifth largest market in its 63-city system.

These new flights from OAK follow a service expansion announcement issued by Southwest earlier this year. Kevin Krone, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Distribution, said in a June news release that, "...we will also be adding new low-fare transcontinental service between Oakland and Baltimore/Washington which we are sure will be a hit with business and leisure travelers."

"Southwest continues to expand its reach with more long-haul routes from Oakland International Airport, giving Bay Area businesses and residents more travel choices to the Washington, DC region," said Steve Grossman, director of aviation for the Port of Oakland. "All of this new service enhances Oakland's dominance as the low-cost capital of the West".


Service between OAK and BWI operates as follows:

Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
7:40 a.m. 3:55 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 7:15 p.m.

Added service between OAK and BOI operates as follows:

Depart Arrive Depart Arrive
7:35 p.m. 10 p.m. 6 a.m. 6:35 a.m.

Southwest is OAK's largest passenger carrier, serving the San Francisco Bay Area with 141 daily nonstops. For more information or to make reservations, contact Southwest Airlines at 800-435-9792 or visit southwest.com.

OAK has over 200 flights a day on 12 domestic and international carriers to 41 nonstop destinations, such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands including Hilo, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Mexico, and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Sun Valley, Idaho and Vancouver, British Columbia. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.