Officials at (OAK) released October traffic reports today. Total passengers increased 6%, from 1,076,759 in October 2016 to 1,140,921 this year. The increase was supported by 3.3% more flight operations and 6.6% more seats. Passenger traffic for the last 12 months increased 8.5% over the prior year.

Throughout 2017, OAK has been experiencing its highest passenger volumes since 2007, including 72,269 international passengers in October – a 109% increase over October 2016 – reflecting new flights and destinations by Norwegian, Volaris, LEVEL, Southwest Airlines, and British Airways.

“As we approach the year’s end, it is apparent that Oakland will surpass 13 million passengers served in 2017,” said Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis. “Expanded domestic routes and substantial international growth continue to affirm OAK’s rising presence as a key gateway for air travel to and from the San Francisco Bay Area.”
In 2017, Oakland has seen new international service to PVR and SJD by Southwest, and London, Copenhagen, and Barcelona by Norwegian. British Airways and LEVEL also began service from OAK this year to LHR and BCN, respectively.