FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cyndy Johnson, (510) 577-4271 After Hours, (510) 577-4067
Oakland, CA, October 1, 2001 - Oakland International Airport today welcomed new scheduled airline service and the return of short-term parking.
Delta Air Lines today launched three daily nonstop flights between Oakland and Salt Lake City with 50-seat regional jet aircraft. Flights depart from Terminal One. The following is Delta's schedule between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC):
| Route || Flight # || Departure Time || Arrival Time |
|OAK to SLC ||3836 ||6:10 a.m. ||9:05 a.m. |
|OAK to SLC ||3838 ||12:50 p.m. ||3:45 p.m. |
|OAK to SLC ||3840 ||4:25 p.m. ||7:20 p.m. |
|SLC to OAK ||3837 ||11:00 a.m. ||12:00 p.m. |
|SLC to OAK ||3839 ||2:55 p.m. ||3:55 p.m. |
|SLC to OAK ||3841 ||10:10 p.m. ||11:10 p.m. |
This past June, Delta launched twice daily service between Oakland and Atlanta.
Oakland International Airport also re-opened a portion of its Short-Term (Hourly) Parking Lot today. The lot was closed shortly after new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) security measures were implemented. Approximately 800 spaces are now available; prior to the September 11 tragedy, the lot was designed to hold about 1,200 vehicles. The entrance into the lot is the same as before the closure, however, the lot has been reconfigured to maintain the 300-foot perimeter required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
"This is great news for Oakland International Airport customers," said Cyndy Johnson, airport spokesperson. "New service and more parking -- these are some of the positive signs that air travel is slowly starting to pick up after the tragedy three weeks ago. Our parking lots are starting to fill up again and the terminals are starting to feel more crowded."
More new service is expected later this month when Southwest Airlines launches a daily nonstop flight between Oakland and New Orleans later this month and previously announced service to the Washington, D. C. area is postponed until spring, Johnson added.
Oakland International Airport served more than 10.6 million passengers and handled more than 700,000 metric tons of air cargo in 2000. Oakland International has nearly 200 daily flights on 13 domestic and international carriers to 31 nonstop destinations, including the Hawaiian Islands, the New York area, and several cities in Mexico. Other new service in 2001 includes two daily flights to Las Vegas and four nonstop flights a week to Kona on Aloha Airlines, a nightly nonstop to Detroit on Spirit Airlines and one additional nonstop flight each to the New York area on JetBlue Airways and Continental Airlines. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland.
Oakland International Airport has plans for a $1.5 billion expansion program known as the Airport Development Program (ADP). The ADP is an umbrella program for 18 expansion and improvement projects that includes the addition of 12 passenger gates, a six-lane parkway into the airport from I-880, a consolidated terminal building, and a multi-level parking facility. The ADP is expected to take five- to seven- years to complete after all legal issues are addressed.
For more information on Oakland International Airport and for current traveler advisories, please visit the airport's web site at www.oaklandairport.com.