Oakland International Airport

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Oakland International Airport | OAK

Explore the facilities and features of Oakland International Airport including information on the passenger terminals, and their facilities, details of the runways. Also discover the airlines that fly from this airport, and the destinations they fly to.

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK) is an international airport located in Oakland, California, which is the other side from San Francisco on the San Francisco Bay Area.

The airport is currently the third-largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, after having 13.59 million passengers use the airport in 2018. Currently, the majority of its passenger flights are to domestic destinations in the United States, but also includes destinations in Mexico and Europe. Similarly, there are also cargo flights to destinations in China and Japan, with the only airline hubbed at this airport being cargo airline FedEx Express.

The construction of the airport started in 1927, where it had the longest runway in the world at the time. The airport has been the location of historic events, such as Amelia Earhart’s final flight in 1937 and Charles Kingsford Smith’s historic US-Austalia flight in 1928. Oakland Airport has been used by military and armed forces alike, such as the U.S. Armed Forces in 1943 where it was an airlift base for flights to the islands in the Pacific, and also during the Vietnam War where military passengers where shuttled to their bases in SE Asia.

Oakland International Airport Location

Oakland International Airport is located 10 miles south of Downtown Oakland. Oakland is the city the other side of San Francisco from the San Francisco Bridge and Bay. The airport’s exact location can be seen in the map below:

Facilities

Oakland Airport is currently not the best for facilities at the airport. However, it is undergoing some major improvement works to update its facilities and amenities for its customers. One thing that the airport is focusing on is its selection of dining options, taking inspiration from local cuisines and food providers. It is for this reason, and the planned selection of food retailers, that the airport has been awarded a place in our ‘Best Airports for Foodies’ blog.

Facilities Include:

Lactation Suites

WiFi

Airport Public Art

Baby changing facilities

Luggage storage

Golf nearby

Mobile charging kiosks

Oakland Aviation Museum

Lounges Include:

Escape Lounge:Currently the only lounge in the airport, the Escape Lounge at OAK is the perfect place to relax and unwind before your flight. The lounge has the facilities to be able to do some last-minute business, enjoy food and drinks or just sit and enjoy watching time pass. You can pre-book acess to this lounge, as it is available for all passengers travelling on all airlines.

Runways

Direction Length (m) Length (ft) Surface
12/30 3,206 10,520 Asphalt
10R/28L 1,894 6,213 Asphalt
10L/28R 1,664 5,458 Asphalt
15/33 1,029 3,376 Asphalt

Terminals

 

Terminal 1 (T1)

Terminal 1, or T1, has facilities for departures such as ticket counters and security checks as well as for arrivals, with baggage claim and customs. In addition, there are food and drink options, duty-free shopping and offices. This terminal serves Alaska Airlines, Contour Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Volaris amongst some other airlines.

Terminal 2 (T2)

Exclusively for Southwest Airlines, this terminal is home to a baggage claim, ticketing desks, security checks, food and drink facilities and gates.

 

Airlines that fly to Oakland International Airport

Alaska Airlines Allegiant Air American Airlines
American Eagle Azores Airlines Contour Airlines
Delta Air Lines Delta Connecion Hawaiian Airlines
JetBlue JSX Kona Shuttle
Norwegian Air Shuttle Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines
Volaris    

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations

 

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 Los Angeles, California 554,590 Delta, Southwest, Spirit
2 Las Vegas, Nevada 554,040 Allegiant, JetSuiteX, Southwest, Spirit
3 Seattle, Tacoma, Washington 438,040 Alaska, Southwest
4 San Diego, California 429,090 Southwest
5 Burbank, California 415,240 JetSuiteX, Southwest
6 Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Arizona 353,040 American, Southwest
7 Orange County, California 290,070 Southwest
8 Portland, Oregon 280,010 Alaska, Southwest
9 Long Beach, California 273,860 JetBlue, Southwest
10 Ontario, California 265,110 Southwest

 

Popular International Destinations

 

Rank Airport Passengers Airlines
1 London Gatwick, United Kingdom 91,418 British Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle
2 Barcelona, Spain 76,958 Level, Norwegian Air Shuttle
3 Guadalajara, Mexico 49,956 Volaris
4 Los Cabos, Mexico 40,135 Southwest
5 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 37,793 Southwest
6 Paris Charles de Gaulle, France 36,946 Norwegian
7 Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden 29,950 Norwegian
8 Morelia, Mexico 29,927 Volaris
9 Rome Fiumicino, Italy 18,455 Norwegian
10 Oslo Gardermoen, Norway 16,446 Norwegian
11 Copenhagen, Denmark 15,968 Norwegian
12 León, Del Bajío, Mexico 15,770 Volaris
13 Mexico City, Mexico 7,047 Norwegian
14 Terceira, Portugal 2,400 Azores

 

How to get to Oakland International Airport

 

By Road

You can access the airport by road via the Interstate 880. Follow signs to the parking or drop off zone that you require when entering the airport vicinity.

By Public Transport

You can get the bus with the AC Transit company which connects the airport with destinations in Oakland and Alameda.

BART trains are also an option, where you can avoid sitting in traffic on the ground. The trains connect the airport with downtown San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and many other destinations in the Bay Area.