Metropolitan Oakland (OAK) Airport
Metropolitan Oakland OAK Airport Overview
OAK Airport is only 4.6 miles south of the business district of Oakland, a city in Alameda County, and is accessible via Interstate Highway 880 north & south (exit at 98th Ave to OAK; north traffic must turn left at stoplight; south traffic must turn right at stoplight; then continue straight on to Airport Drive. (Use right lanes for T1, left lanes for T2 for passenger pickup/ dropoff). Nearing the airport, tune into TIPS Radio 1700AM for current airport traffic, parking availability and security information.
With four runways and a yearly passenger count of over 10 million, Oakland International Airport is served by various regular and low-cost airlines offering numerous direct and connecting flights throughout the country, with connections to all points of the globe.
Hawaii is now a key market for Oakland International, and flights are offered to Maui (OGG), Hawaii (KOA), Kauai (LIH), and Oahu (HNL).
As of May 1, 2014, Spirit Airlines offers non-stop flights to Chicago O'Hare - with connections to NY LaGuardia LGA; and to Dallas-Ft. Worth DFW. It also offers 2 daily flights to Las Vegas LAS.
The low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle started in May 2, 2014 with weekly flights to Oslo in Norway & Stockholm in Sweden on the 787 Dreamliner..
Oakland International Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2.
Current & Future Airport Developments: The Oakland Airport Connector Project (OAC) is nearing testing of tracks above Hegenberger Road in Oakland and testing will be ongoing throughout Spring. As the project moves into one of its final phases (& a new station built next to the Airport terminals) - passengers will be traveling on the 3.2 mile elevated guideway between Coliseum BART and the Oakland Airport Station by Fall 2014.
Upon official opening, the trip will take just 8.5 minutes, while total travel time (including the walk from BART Coliseum Station to OAC platform, & from OAC to the passenger terminals) is to take 12-14 mins. OAC will replace currrent AirBART buses. OAC fares are expected to be around $3 and allowing Clipper card holders to use this card.