Oakland International Airport

Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK) is five miles south of downtown Oakland, in Alameda County, California. It is owned by the Port of Oakland. It is one of three international airports in the San Francisco Bay Area. The airport has passenger service to cities in the United States, Mexico and Europe. Cargo flights fly to cities in the United States, Canada and Japan. OAK is the closest airport to the San Francisco financial district—both geographically and by public transit. Oakland is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air. As of August 2015 Southwest has 120 daily departures on peak-travel days of the week. Alaska Airlines combined with sister-carrier Horizon Air has been the second-busiest carrier at OAK through 2013. Beginning January 2014, Delta will overtake Alaska as OAK's No. 2 carrier. The top five airlines by passenger count between October 2014 – September 2015 were Southwest Airlines (71.08), Alaska Airlines (6.28%), Spirit Airlines (4.48%), Hawaiian Airlines (3.72%), JetBlue Airways (3.49%). Between October 2014 and September 2015, 10,947,066 people traveled through OAK. Passengers peaked in 2007 at 14.6 million and declined to 9.3 million in 2011. An advantage of OAK over SFO is OAK's history of a high on-time arrival percentage, despite many days of rainy and foggy weather in each city. In 2009 OAK had the highest on-time arrival percentage among the 40 busiest North American airports. It was the location of Naval Air Station Oakland. (The former Naval Air Station Alameda is closer to the San Francisco Bay Bridge.)

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Oakland

Oakland /ˈoʊklənd/ is a major West Coast port city in the U.S. state of California. Oakland is the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, the eighth-largest city in California, and the 45th-largest city in the U.S., with a population of 413,775 as of 2014. It serves as a trade center for the San Francisco Bay Area; its Port of Oakland is the busiest port for San Francisco Bay, all of Northern California, and fifth busiest in the United States. Incorporated in 1852, Oakland is the county seat of Alameda County. It is also the principal city of the Bay Area Region known as the East Bay. The city is situated directly across the bay, six miles (9.7 km) east of San Francisco. Oakland's territory covers what was once a mosaic of California coastal terrace prairie, oak woodland, and north coastal scrub. Its land served as a rich resource when its hillside oak and redwood timber were logged to build San Francisco, and Oakland's fertile flatland soils helped it become a prolific agricultural region. In the late 1860s, Oakland was selected as the western terminal of the Transcontinental Railroad. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, many San Franciscans relocated to Oakland, enlarging the city's population, increasing its housing stock and improving its infrastructure. It continued to grow in the 20th century with its busy port, shipyards, and a thriving automobile manufacturing industry. Oakland is known for its sustainability practices, including a top ranking for usage of electricity from renewable resources. Oakland is also known for its history of political activism, as well as its professional sports franchises and major corporations, which include health care, dot-com companies and manufacturers of household products. In addition, due to a steady influx of immigrants during the 20th century, along with thousands of African-American war-industry workers who relocated from the Deep South during the 1940s, Oakland is one of the most ethnically diverse major cities in the country.

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Direct flights from Oakland

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Las Vegas From $41 (Tax incl.)

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Los Angeles From $50 (Tax incl.)

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New Orleans From $177 (Tax incl.)

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Portland From $111 (Tax incl.)

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Detroit From $99 (Tax incl.)

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Dallas From $83 (Tax incl.)

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Houston From $128 (Tax incl.)

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Chicago From $89 (Tax incl.)

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