More Travelers Use Oakland Airport

OAKLAND (BCN) — Passenger traffic at the Oakland International Airport increased
by 6.1 percent in February compared to the same month last year, airport
officials said.
There were a total of 730,874 enplanements in February, according
to airport officials.
That number reflects the 15th straight month of growth in
passenger traffic in Oakland, airport officials said.
The airline seat capacity of 974,042 seats increased by 4.7
percent and the average load factor for all operations at the airport was 75
percent, up 1 percent from 74 percent last year.
Cargo volume in February was 88 million pounds, up 9.6 percent
year over year, according to airport officials.
At a total of 31,202 passengers in February, ridership on the new
BART metro rail service between the Oakland Coliseum station and the airport
was up 37 percent from the predecessor Air BART bus connector service at the
same time last year, airport officials said.
Deborah Ale Flint, the Port of Oakland’s aviation director, said
in a statement, “We have worked hard over the last few years to rebuild
business since the recession, and it’s good to see traffic climbing again at
Oakland International Airport.”
Flint said, “With three of eight new domestic and international
routes scheduled to launch this year already in service, the increased
business we are seeing so far has the airport firmly on a growth track for
2015.”

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