HMSHost brings Pepper the robot to North American airport restaurants

HMSHost brings robot to greet airport diners and offer menu recommendations BETHESDA, MD, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Pepper the robot is coming to an airport near you. Travelers can expect to see more of the 4-foot tall humanoid robot at select HMSHost North American airport restaurants. Pepper greets and engages traveling guests, provides menu details, and… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport hosts TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event from November 6, 2017 – 17, 2017

Travelers May Sign Up Now for Appointments at Oakland International Airport Event:  Oakland International Airport TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event Date:  November 6th – 17th, 2017 (Closed Saturday & Sunday) Time:  Weekdays, 8am to 5pm Location:  Oakland International Airport, Terminal 2 Check-in Lobby Oakland, CA, 2017-Nov-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is inviting passengers to enroll on-site in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program during… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces new JetSuiteX jet service between Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport

Oakland, CA, 2017-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and JetSuiteX announce today (October 12, 2017) commencement of new daily jet service between the heart of the Bay Area and Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport starting in mid-November. JetSuiteX will offer a private air travel experience to Bay Area travelers heading to or from the… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes new Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Orlando and New York/Newark in spring 2018

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will add two new long-haul destinations at the East Bay airport. The announcement brings Southwest’s operation in Oakland to a total of 31 nonstop destinations throughout the US and Mexico. Beginning April 8, 2018, Southwest Airlines will add:… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport opens the first phase of its expanded International Arrivals Building in Terminal 1

Oakland International Airport opens the first phase of its expanded International Arrivals Building in Terminal 1   Expansion of International Arrivals Building Accommodates Soaring Foreign Travel at OAK Oakland, CA:, 2017-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As passenger traffic continues to climb, Oakland International Airport (OAK) today (July 28th, 2017) opens the first phase of… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new nonstop service between OAK and Paris

Norwegian expands Oakland base with new 4x weekly flights Oakland, California, 2017-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) announce today that Norwegian Air will add new nonstop service between OAK and Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG), the largest of the Paris-area airports.  The flight will operate 4-times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport to host TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event

Travelers may sign up now for appointments at OAK   The Event:  Oakland International Airport TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event Date:  July 10th – 21st, 2017 (Closed Saturday & Sunday) Time:  Weekdays, 8am to 5pm Location:  Oakland International Airport, Terminal 2 Oakland, CA, 2017-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is inviting passengers to… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Norwegian’s nonstop service to Barcelona, Spain

Oakland now a top California gateway to Europe Oakland, CA, 2017-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) launch a major expansion from the increasingly popular San Francisco Bay Area airport today (June 7, 2017). Norwegian will launch its award winning Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights from OAK to the Catalonian capital,… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport April 2017 traffic: total passengers increased by 12.8% vs. same period last year

Monthly passenger totals continue rise thanks to new airlines and new flights. Oakland, CA, 2017-Jun-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Officials at Oakland International Airport today (May 31, 2017)  released April traffic reports, which indicate that total passengers at the airport increased 12.8%, from 941,248 in April 2016, reaching 1,061,616 passengers in April 2017. The… Read the full press release

Spirit Airlines launches new service to Baltimore and Detroit from Oakland International Airport

Service increase moves carrier to the #2 airline position at OAK OAKLAND, CA, 2017-May-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (May 25, 2017), Spirit Airlines adds two cities to its roster of destinations from Oakland International Airport (OAK). The Fort Lauderdale-based airline commences nonstop service to Baltimore (BWI) and Detroit (DTW), with daily departures scheduled… Read the full press release

HMSHost and SoftBank Robotics America launch new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland International Airport

Pepper joins the team at Pyramid Ale Taproom to assist, inform and entertain travelers Oakland, CA,  2017-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Global restaurateur HMSHost has joined forces with SoftBank Robotics America (SBRA), the North American arm of SoftBank Robotics Holdings, to launch a new pilot program with Pepper the humanoid robot at the Oakland… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport

New summer service answers the call for nonstop flights to OAK’s top unserved market Oakland, CA, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with Southwest Airlines, officials at the Port of Oakland announced today that effective June 4th, 2017 the carrier will commence daily nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport… Read the full press release

Norwegian opens brand new Escape Lounge to Premium passengers at Oakland International Airport

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian will give Premium passengers travelling to Gatwick from Oakland International Airport (OAK) free access to the airport’s brand new Escape Lounge from this month. Passengers flying in Norwegian’s Premium cabin on its award-winning low-cost flights from the Bay Area will benefit from complimentary access to… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport reports 6.1% increase in passenger number in July 2016 over the prior year

Bay Area airport boosts busy summer month by 6.1% over 2015 Oakland, CA, 2016-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today that it served 1.13 million passengers in July, a 6.1% increase over the prior year. It was the 32ndconsecutive month of year-over-year traffic gain at the Airport. Port of Oakland Director… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport reports 4% growth in April passenger traffic year over year

Oakland, CA, 2016-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Oakland International Airport (OAK) has released its April Passenger Traffic reporting, adding yet another month of consecutive growth. Total passenger traffic at the airport increased from 904,793 in April 2015, reaching 941,248 passengers in April 2016, representing 4% growth year over year.  This is based upon 3.4%… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start new nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Long Beach (LGB) beginning June 5

Flights Surge in Bay to Basin Corridor by Way of OAK Oakland, CA, 2016-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — As it welcomes the former Long Beach Airport Director, Bryant Francis, to take its helm, Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that service to Long Beach (LGB) will increase to include four new peak daily nonstops on Southwest. … Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport supports nursing mothers with installation of Mamava Lactation Suites

OAK MAKES MOVE TO SUPPORT NURSING MOTHERS, ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL Oakland, CA, 2016-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ —  Those traveling through the Oakland International Airport today will be among the first to see a milestone occasion for mothers, families, and access at the airport. The Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport are now giving nursing moms… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport continues to trend upward into 2016 with 8.7% passenger growth in January

UPWARD TREND CONTINUES FOR AIRPORT WITH 8.7% PASSENGER GROWTH IN JANUARY Oakland, CA, 2016-Mar-01 — /Travel PR News/ — With more flights, new destinations, and a terminal renovation underway, Oakland International Airport continues to trend upward into 2016. According to reports for January, total passenger traffic at the airport reached 843,073, up 8.7% from 775,420… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport (OAK) records 24 consecutive months of YoY passenger traffic gain

OAKLAND, CA, 2015-12-23 — /Travel PR News/ — More flights, new destinations, and more passengers. Oakland International Airport (OAK) has enjoyed a healthy year of growth. The airport has now recorded 24 consecutive months of year-over-year passenger traffic gain according to its November reports. Passenger traffic in November continued the airport’s growth trend with a 12% increase… Read the full press release

Norwegian Airlines to introduce three-times-weekly flights from Oakland International Airport to London Gatwick starting May 12, 2016

Oakland, CA, 2015-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Those with an eye on Oakland over the last few years have watched the Bay Area gem emerge as a premier destination. Oakland has been making a name for itself as a “city on the rise” across a spectrum of industries – tech, food, development, tourism, and thanks to the… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces October 2015 as 23rd straight month of passenger growth for the Airport

Oakland, CA, 2015-12-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Perhaps it is the glorious weather in Oakland that has the Oakland International Airport blowing into the fall season with a flurry of passengers. October 2015 announced 23 straight months of passenger growth for the Airport. What this means is that for nearly two years, and counting, OAK has… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport awards contract to design, build and operate an Escape Lounge at OAK to MAG USA

Oakland, CA, 2015-12-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport and MAG, owner of the third and fourth largest airports in the United Kingdom (Manchester and Stansted), announce today that MAG subsidiary, MAG USA, has been awarded a contract to design, build and operate an Escape Lounge at OAK. The contract, awarded by the airport’s owner,… Read the full press release

Keonnis Taylor joins Port of Oakland Aviation Marketing and Communications Department as Senior Marketing and Communications Representative

New Spokesperson for Oakland International Airport Oakland, CA, 2015-10-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is pleased to announce that Keonnis Taylor has joined the Port of Oakland Aviation Marketing and Communications Department as Senior Marketing and Communications Representative. In her new role, Taylor will be the primary spokesperson and media liaison for Oakland… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Boutique Air to its growing list of airlines serving San Francisco Bay area airport

NEW FLIGHTS LINK CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL VALLEY TO OAK AND TO FLIGHTS BEYOND Oakland, CA, 2015-10-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes Boutique Air to the growing list of airlines serving the popular San Francisco Bay area airport. The airline began service on Monday, October 5th 2016, with service between OAK and Merced Regional… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport announces agreement with Uber that permits the Transportation Network Company to legally operate its uberX product at the Airport

FLY OAK AND UBER YOUR WAY AROUND THE BAY Oakland, CA, 2015-8-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland, operator of Oakland International Airport (OAK) announced an agreement with Uber that permits the Transportation Network Company (TNC) to legally operate its uberX product at the Airport. Through the agreement, vehicles are authorized to use uberX… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport Director Deborah Ale Flint elected the next executive director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)

LOS ANGELES, 2015-6-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) today unanimously approved the nomination of Oakland International Airport Director Deborah Ale Flint as the next executive director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the City department that owns and operates Los Angeles International, LA/Ontario International, and Van Nuys… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches new nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) starting November 1, 2015

AIRLINE’S SIXTH NEW OAK FLIGHT THIS YEAR 3RD DAILY DALLAS LOVE FLIGHT ALSO ADDED Oakland, CA, 2015-5-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines has announced that it will begin new nonstop service linking Atlanta with the San Francisco Bay Area with new flights between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) beginning November… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport recorded total enplanements of 730,874 in February 2015, 6.1 percent increase from the same month last year

15th Consecutive Month of Growth Oakland, CA, 2015-4-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) recorded total enplanements of 730,874 in the month of February 2015, an increase of 6.1 percent from the same month last year. Airline seat capacity, at 974,042 seats, was up 4.7 percent and average load factor for all operations at… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport enjoyed healthy year of growth in 2014, recording 12 consecutive months of increased passenger traffic

2014 Data Also Show Gains in Air Freight Oakland, CA, 2015-2-10 — /Travel PR News/ — With more flights, new destinations and expanded cargo facilities, Oakland International Airport (OAK) enjoyed a healthy year of growth in 2014, recording 12 consecutive months of increased passenger traffic. For the year ending December 31, 2014, OAK recorded 10.3 million enplaned… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport: Southwest Airlines adds new nonstop flights linking Oakland with Nashville and New Orleans beginning June 7, 2015

New Daily Nonstops to Link Nashville, New Orleans with Bay Area Starting in June Oakland, CA, 2014-12-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Southwest Airlines have announced the expansion of Southwest’s operations at OAK with the addition of new nonstop flights linking Oakland with Nashville and New Orleans beginning June 7, 2015. The… Read the full press release