-- Over 120,000 Votes Received So Far; Prizes Include Trips to Hawaii, New York City and San Diego --
Oakland, Calif. —August 13, 2010— Bay Area conventional wisdom says fly Oakland International Airport (OAK) and save an hour. What will you do with your extra hour? Enter OAK’s contest and show us with a photo what you would do with your extra hour and you may win one of three fabulous prizes. It is easy to enter the contest and vote at OaklandAirport.com or by clicking the Photo Contest tab on Oakland International Airport’s Facebook page.
Since the launch of the contest on July 12, hundreds of photos were entered and over 100,000 votes cast to choose the best photo depicting what Bay Area residents do with the extra hour they save by flying OAK. Everyone is encouraged to enter their photos and to vote for their favorite photo. Contest winners will receive air and hotel packages to Hawaii, New York and San Diego, and complimentary parking at OAK. The winning photos will also be used in OAK’s future advertising campaigns.
OAK was named No. 1 for on-time arrivals among all North American airports in 2009 according to FlightStats. Bay Area travelers choose OAK for its 130 nonstop flights to in-demand destinations such as the East Coast, Hawaii and Mexico. OAK is also known for its convenience, easy access to parking lots which are just footsteps from the terminals.
About The Contest
The winners will be awarded the following prize packages:
1st Prize - Roundtrip tickets for two people from OAK to Kona, Hawaii, courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, and five nights accommodations in a Deluxe Ocean View room courtesy of the Outrigger Hotels Resorts;
2nd Prize - Roundtrip tickets for two people from OAK to New York, courtesy of JetBlue Airways, and three nights accommodations in New York City, courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants; and
3rd Prize - Roundtrip tickets for two people from OAK to San Diego, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, and three nights accommodations at the Hotel Solomar, courtesy of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.
There is still time to enter, vote and win.
Photo submission deadline: Sept. 14, 2010 (11:59 PM EST)
Final voting ends: Sept. 22, 2010 (11:59 PM EST)
Winners announced: Sept. 24, 2010
OAK is proud to partner with our air carriers Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines, as well as Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants and Outrigger Hotels Resorts on the contest.
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 fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport and fourth largest airport in California, offering over 140 daily flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and 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. Visit portofoakland.com and oaklandairport.com.
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