Oakland, Calif. (June 28, 2011) — Delta Air Lines will launch five daily nonstop flights between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning August 1, 2011. The new service will connect OAK with Delta and SkyTeam’s airline alliance hub to destinations around the globe.
“Delta Air Lines’ service expansion at Oakland International Airport means more options for travelers through the vast Delta and SkyTeam network at LAX,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland which owns and operates OAK. She elaborated, “Convenient connections are available via LAX to cities such as Atlanta, Miami and New York/JFK. Bay Area travelers going beyond the U.S. now have more choices and great connections to Europe, South America and Asia, including desirable cities such as Moscow, Istanbul, Rome, Cancun, Sydney and Guangzhou.”
“Oakland is one of the top local markets from Los Angeles, and Delta’s new service adds travel choices for our customers traveling between these key West Coast cities,” said Joe Esposito, Delta’s managing director – Domestic Network. “In addition, Oakland customers will enjoy access to Delta’s international gateway in Los Angeles, with convenient connections on Delta and our SkyTeam partner carriers to cities across Europe, Asia and Latin America.”
The daily flights will operate from OAK’s Terminal 1 as follows:
Delta will use Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft which typically seat 50 passengers. Flights between OAK and LAX are on sale now. Visit delta.com for more information.
Delta currently serves OAK with nonstop flights to its Salt Lake City hub, and has increased its presence recently. With this new service addition in August, Delta will increase its scheduled seats 10% year-over-year. Through its predecessor, Western Airlines, Delta has served OAK since 1946.
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 300 daily passenger and cargo 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. Facebook / Oakland International Airport.