United Airlines Starts Nonstop Oakland/Washington Dulles Service
When: Wednesday, May 8, 7:15 a.m.
Where: Oakland International Airport, Gate 7, Terminal 1
Speakers: Terry Brady, managing director – sales, N. California, United Airlines
Joan Abate, corporate sales manager, United Airlines
Phillip Tagami, President, Board of Port Commissioners, Port of Oakland
Steven Grossman, Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland
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OAKLAND, Calif. — Port of Oakland and United Airline dignitaries
will celebrate the beginning of United's first nonstop service
between Oakland and Washington Dulles International Airport on
Wednesday with ceremonies in the boarding area at 7:15 a.m., just
prior to the first flight's departure at 8:15 a.m.
Speakers will include United's Terry Brady, managing director —
sales, Northern California, and Joan Abate, corporate sales manager.
Representing the Port of Oakland, which operates the airport, will be
Phillip Tagami, president of the Board of Port Commissioners, and Steven Grossman, director of aviation.
United will have two nonstop flights a day on Airbus A-320 aircraft,
seating 126 in economy class and 12 in first class.
"We expect the service to be very popular," said Grossman. "Our
passengers have been asking for nonstop service between Oakland
and the East Coast, and we are pleased that United is offering two
flights a day, including excellent connections to and from Europe."
With the addition of the United service, Oakland will have 13
nonstop flights a day to the East Coast: seven to the New York City
area, four to Washington, D.C., and two to Atlanta. All of this service
has been added within the past three years."
We are excited to be able to offer this nonstop service between
Washington and the San Francisco Bay Area," said Chris Bowers,
United Airlines' senior vice president of marketing, sales and
reservations. "It will give United travelers added flexibility and choice."
Fares from Oakland range from $149 to $199 for three-day
advance purchase tickets to $249 to $299 each way for tickets purchased less
than three days in advance. Fares are subject to availability and are
non-refundable, non-discountable and valid only on the nonstop
The Oakland-Washington Dulles schedule is as follows:
Washington DC to Oakland
Depart – Arrive
#231 7:15 AM – 10:02 AM
#235 5:20 PM – 8:07 PM
Oakland to Washington DC
Depart – Arrive
#222 8:15 AM – 4:09 PM
#236 10:15 PM – 6:09 AM
Oakland International Airport served 11.4 million passengers and
handled more than 600,000 metric tons of air cargo in 2001. Oakland
International has approximately 200 flights a day on 11 domestic and
international carriers to 33 nonstop destinations.
Oakland International is the only Bay Area airport with a
dedicated shuttle bus that meets every Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
system train at the nearby Coliseum station. On-airport parking rates
are $18 a day in the long-term lot and $15 a day in the economy and
overflow lots. For toll-free information assistance on ground
transportation and parking services, call 1-888-IFLYOAK (435-9625).
Travelers also may visit the airport's Web site at