-- John Albrecht Brings Significant Airport and Airline Experience to the Position --
The Port of Oakland has appointed John Albrecht as Aviation Marketing Manager for Oakland International Airport (OAK). Mr. Albrecht joined OAK on July 7, 2008.
As Aviation Marketing Manager, Mr. Albrecht leads OAK's marketing and communications team that manages air service development, customer service, media relations and public relations, and the airport's volunteer information program.
"John's extensive experience and numerous relationships in both the airport and airline industries will play a vital role over the next several years as he works with the airport team to bring additional air service to Oakland International," said Steve Grossman, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland, which owns and operates the airport. "The aviation industry is operating in turbulent times due to high fuel costs and a declining economy. John is the right person to steer Oakland International Airport's business development and communications efforts during this time of uncertainty," Grossman added.
Most recently, Mr. Albrecht served as Manager of Airline Business at the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority for three years. He is a familiar face at OAK, as he was based in Oakland during his six-year tenure at Aloha Airlines. At Aloha, Mr. Albrecht was Regional Vice President - North America and Pacific. This experience included oversight of 15 airline stations in the U.S. West Coast, Canada, Alaska, and Polynesia, and airport operations for Aloha's transpacific expansion, including the world's first Extended Range Overwater Operations (ETOPS-180) of the Boeing 737 on launch flights between Hawaii and Oakland International.
Mr. Albrecht's airline experience also includes Reno Air, through its merger with American Airlines, US Airways Express/PSA Airlines, and the original Midway Airlines in the late 1980s. He began his aviation career at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport in Public Affairs in 1984.
A Bay Area resident since 2000, Mr. Albrecht reports he is happy to be back as a full-time resident.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the third busiest containerport on the U.S. West Coast. Oakland International Airport offers 188 daily nonstop flights to 33 destinations; and the Port's real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square, as well as hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Please visit www.portoakland.com.