Oakland International Airport expects high volume of passengers this Independence Day holiday weekend

New air service bolsters schedules for the Fourth of July holiday Oakland, CA , 2022-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — After an exceptionally busy Memorial Day travel weekend, Oakland International Airport (OAK) once again projects that a high volume of passengers will pass through its terminals for the Independence Day holiday weekend. As Independence Day falls… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport completes Phase 1 of its $30 million Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project

OAK’s improved perimeter dike will protect the airport against floods and sea level rise for decades. Oakland, Calif., 2022-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The $30 million Airport Perimeter Dike Improvement Project Phase 1 is now complete at Oakland International Airport, which will provide protection against flooding and sea level rise at the airport for… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland to launch program to improve flow of agriculture exports at the Port

Joint effort with State, Feds to move agricultural products abroad Oakland, Calif., 2022-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is set to launch an interagency effort to improve the flow of agriculture exports at the Port. The program involves the use of additional yard space and equipment, restored export ship calls and… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland appoints Mary Richardson as Port Attorney

Mary Richardson succeeds Michele Heffes who retires Oakland, Calif., 2021-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A veteran lawyer involved in every major Port of Oakland project over the last 13 years has been named Port Attorney. The Port appointed Mary Richardson, effective December 31, 2021, to succeed Michele Heffes who’s retiring. This appointment was made… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport anticipates busy winter holiday season

Passenger traffic is projected at 90% of 2019 pre-pandemic levels Oakland, Calif., 2021-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Airport officials anticipate nearly 370,000 passengers will use the airport between December 23rd and January 2nd. Based upon current trends and the number of scheduled seats, OAK expects to reach 90% of 2019 passenger levels for the same… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces the appointment of Julie Lam as Chief Financial Officer

Key architect of COVID-19 response that eased pandemic crunch Oakland, Calif., 2021-Feb-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A key architect of the Port of Oakland’s COVID-19 response has been named the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. The Port said today (Feb. 19, 2021) that Julie Lam ascended to the post Feb. 8.  She had been Acting CFO… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Frontier Airlines’ nonstop service to Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix

OAK’s newest airline will serve Denver, Las Vegas, and Phoenix Oakland, Calif., 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport today (February 4th, 2021) welcomes Frontier Airlines, offering nonstop service to its Denver hub providing onward connections throughout their route network. Nonstop flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix begin tomorrow, February 5, 2021. Seats… Read the full press release

Jack London square hosts five, family-friendly evenings of online holiday festivities

Five days of online celebration starts tonight Oakland, CA, 2020-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London square is hosting five, family-friendly evenings of online holiday festivities beginning tonight, Monday, and ending with the traditional tree-lighting ceremony Friday, Dec. 11, 2020. The virtual events can be viewed here: www.jacklondonsquare.com or on Jack London Square’s Facebook  or Instagram pages…. Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes the resumption of services to Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the island of Hawaii

Flights restored between OAK and Kauai, Maui, Oahu and the island of Hawaii Oakland, Calif., 2020-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport welcomes the return of Hawaiian Airlines as well as the resumption of service to the neighbor islands of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui.  Flights to the three neighbor islands join service to… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport to offer free, rapid-result COVID-19 tests

Expansion of program planned for Hawaii travelers beginning Oct. 15 Oakland, Calif., 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) said today (Sept. 29, 2020) it would begin to offer free, rapid-result COVID-19 tests to employees and the public beginning Oct. 6. The Airport said it’s working with CityHealth Urgent Care to make… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes addresses trade group on Port initiatives

Oakland, Calif., 2020-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Strategic initiatives and investment in operational improvements are the Port of Oakland’s solutions to post-pandemic business recovery and future growth. That is the message the Port’s Maritime Director delivered to the Pacific Transportation Association at its Zoom meeting this month. “We are determining our strategic initiatives right now,”… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces new weekly service with 18 megaships linking to Asia, including Saudi Arabia

Eighteen megaships call weekly, first-ever direct link to Middle East Oakland, Calif., 2020-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — A sprawling vessel service begins this week with 18 megaships linking the Port of Oakland to Asia, including Saudi Arabia.  A highlight of the new service: the first-ever direct link between Oakland and the Middle East. The Port said today… Read the full press release

Front-line workers praised for keeping Oakland International Airport functional during the subsequent pandemic

Shelter-in-place shifts focus to essential operations amid travel declines Oakland, CA, 2020-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At Oakland International Airport, runways and taxiways are open and in active use. Terminals are operational, and air cargo activity has increased with new goods movement demands. Travel that is deemed “non-essential” is legal but is discouraged as… Read the full press release

The largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives at Port of Oakland

MSC Anna, 1,312-feet-long, can transport up to 19,200 20-foot boxes Oakland, Calif., 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Coronavirus may be hampering global trade but it hasn’t broken the supply chain at the Port of Oakland.  The latest evidence: the largest ship ever to call in Oakland arrives this week.  The container vessel MSC Anna… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland pays tribute to mariners with a new sculpture

Sculpture honors working mariners and those who lost their life at sea Oakland, Calif., 2020-Feb-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland has joined the International Maritime Center (IMC) to unveil a tribute to mariners. The new, abstract sculpture titled “Sea Remembrance” was installed in January next to the IMC facility at Port View Park…. Read the full press release

Kristi McKenney named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland

Former Airport exec Kristi McKenney moves up to new role Oakland, Calif., 2020-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Veteran aviation executive Kristi McKenney has been named Chief Operating Officer at the Port of Oakland.  Executive Director Danny Wan announced the appointment today after the Port’s governing Board created the new position last month.  Ms. McKenney… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

Jack London Square announces a 40,000-square-foot, indoor market hall next summer

Celebrity chefs in line-up for “Oakland Assembly” Oakland, CA, 2019-Nov-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square announced this week that it’s getting a 40,000-square-foot, indoor market hall next summer. A number of celebrity chefs have already signed on to the project at 55 Harrison St. along the Port of Oakland’s waterfront. “We’re excited to see… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes the return of the Blue Angels this weekend

OAK is Bay Area home for the Blue Angels beginning Sunday Oakland, CA, 2019-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the return of the Blue Angels this weekend. OAK will serve as the Navy flyers home base for SF Fleet Week 2019.  It is the sixth consecutive year the precision Navy flyers… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland to hold Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup

Events mark new climate change study and Port’s Storm Water Program Oakland, Calif., 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland is holding two events Saturday: a climate change study kick-off with the new Float Lab at the Port’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park; and the annual CA Coastal Cleanup. The Cleanup brings hundreds… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle presented with The Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Award for 53-year career that included top job at two of biggest U.S. ports Long Beach, Calif., 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle received one of the shipping industry’s top honors here this week.  The Containerization and Intermodal Institute presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award for a… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland announces return of the annual Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square

Jack London Square’s biggest food event of the year is this weekend Oakland, Calif., 2019-Sep-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The annual Eat Real Festival returns to the Port of Oakland’s Jack London Square for two days of feasting on specialty foods. Tens of thousands of visitors will attend this year’s largest event at the… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport expects busy Labor Day holiday weekend

Monday is expected to be busiest Labor Day travel day with 47,000 passengers Oakland, Calif., 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) expects to be bustling this Labor Day holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the unofficial end of the summer travel season. OAK anticipates welcoming approximately 191,500 passengers during the five-day period beginning… Read the full press release

Jack London Square hosts a variety of free, family-friendly fun events starting Thursday

Blockbuster movie, dancing and festive market extend summer weekend fun Oakland, Calif., 2019-Aug-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack London Square packs a punch this week with six special events starting Thursday. The summer weather brings out the crowds for a variety of free, family-friendly fun at the waterfront with a movie night on the Ferry Lawn,… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland freight hauler, GSC Logistics to take the next step with battery-powered trucks

GSC Logistics asks: Can battery-powered trucks pull containers on road? Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jul-23 — /Travel PR News/ — A major Port of Oakland freight hauler is ready to take the next step with battery-powered trucks.  GSC Logistics said today (July 19, 2019) it would acquire two more electric big rigs by October.  The Port’s largest… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020

Permit OKd for first building at Seaport Logistics Complex, construction goes on Oakland, Calif., 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Port of Oakland Commissioners have approved the final permit associated with one of the most anticipated industrial developments in Port history.  They voted last week to approve a vertical permit – industrial vernacular for a… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport celebrated Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui

East Bay airport expands service to Hawaii, offers 4 days park free – $96 Value Oakland, CA, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today (April 8, 2019) following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete… Read the full press release

Get a glimpse of maritime history through Vessel tours at Jack London Square

Lady Washington, Hawaiian Chieftain at Oakland waterfront through April 23 Oakland, Calif., 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Two tall ships, Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, are in port at Jack London Square. The sailing vessels give visitors a glimpse of maritime history from the mid-1700’s to the late 1800’s. The ships are docked at the foot of Broadway through… Read the full press release

The Port of Oakland announces return of free harbor tours this May through October

Oakland, Calif., 2019-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Port of Oakland’s free harbor tours will return this May and run through October. The Port published its 2019 harbor tour schedule on its web site today (April 1, 2019). The 90-minute harbor excursions include a guided narration and are conducted aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet. “Port of… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes to hybrid power

$6 million project at largest marine terminal to cut 45 tons of pollutants annually Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Containerized cargo handling at the Port of Oakland is about to get a whole lot cleaner.  The Port said today (March 26, 2019) that its largest marine terminal is converting 13 diesel-powered yard cranes… Read the full press release