-- Now, Five Nonstop Destinations on JetBlue from OAK --
Oakland, Calif -- JetBlue Airways today inaugurated nonstop service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) today. This important new service marks the first-ever nonstop flights from OAK to Florida.
"For the first time, nonstop flights are now available from Oakland International to Florida," said Steve Grossman, director of aviation for the Port of Oakland. "JetBlue's continued investment in Oakland is a win for the airline, the airport and Bay Area travelers who I am confident will positively respond to this new and convenient service."
JetBlue's daily OAK-FLL flight operates as follows:
|OAK to FLL ||FLL to OAK |
|Depart ||Arrive ||Depart ||Arrive |
|11:45 p.m. ||8:05 a.m. |
|7:25 p.m. ||10:50 p.m. |
|Times above are local to the corresponding airport. |
JetBlue now operates 16 daily flights to five nonstop destinations from OAK: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Long Beach, New York (JFK) and Washington, DC (Dulles). JetBlue is OAK's second largest carrier. Flights operate from Terminal 1.
JetBlue Airways is a low-fare airline based in New York City that operates 368 flights daily to 34 destinations. JetBlue offers customers roomy leather seats with 36 channels of free DIRECTV® (c) programming, the most live television offered by any airline. On flights longer than two hours, the airline also features a selection of first-run movies and bonus features from FOX InFlight". Customers enjoy brand name snacks and beverages, including fine wines. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JETBLUE (1-800-538-2583) or visit jetblue.com.
OAK currently has over 200 flights a day on 13 domestic and international carriers to 42 nonstop destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Mexico, and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Costa Rica and Sun Valley, Idaho. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland.
OAK broke ground on its $350 million Terminal Improvement Program in spring 2004. This program includes construction of a new concourse with five additional boarding gates and waiting areas; a modern, centralized food, beverage and retail shopping area; expanded ticketing, security and baggage claim facilities; and new utilities, all to be completed by fall 2006. The program also includes improvements to the terminal roadway and curbside areas to ease congestion in front of the terminals and reconstruction of the aircraft parking apron. Program completion is expected in 2008. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.