I think B6
would expand further if it had more gates at OAK
. You can only do so much with two gates. It might not be a fair assumption that WN
will move out of T1 once the T2
expansion is opened. But that's what I kind of gathered from the airport website.
has managed to attract all those Mexican carriers like Taesa, Mexicana, Allegro and Azteca. Unfortunately, Taesa and Allegro do not exist anymore.
Also, 9/11 played a big roll in international and domestic service from OAK
. Citybird is defunct. Martinair is now owned by KLM. KLM serves SFO
and Martinair is not allowed to compete with KLM. It's too bad Corsair left town, though. I would love to see them back at OAK
There is a new startup carrier out of HKG
called Oasis Hong Kong Airlines that plans to start flying between OAK
using 747-400's late this year. That's quite the achievement since there has never been scheduled nonstop service to Asia from OAK
. Also, OAK
really only has one dedicated international gate...Gate 1. Gate 3 is used occasionally as well as a door with a ramp just east of the Gate 1 jetway.
I don't think OAK
is complaining too much about service there. Their numbers have been staggering since WN
started serving OAK
has been adding service to OAK
pretty consistently, considering the lack of gate space. They will be starting up FLL
service here soon. Don't be surprised to see OAK
in the near future.
had a small increase in service when they started flying LAX
, but they have always had the typical 4 to 5 flights daily to DFW
. So, really, no change there. I wish they would reintroduce service to ORD
has reintroduced service to OAK
since they left OAK
back in the 1990's when they dumped DEN
as a hub. They have at least 3 flights daily to IAH
. They used to have a couple of flights to EWR
. But unfortunately, they are no World (DC-10's) or People Express (747's).
has its ups and downs at OAK
, but they still serve OAK
. Their only real addition was IAD
with two flights daily.
used to have flights to SLC
out of OAK
during the 1990's. DL
still has flights to SLC
, but has introduced flights to ATL
never had ATL
service out of OAK
until now. Unfortunately, their DFW
service was a loss.
Frontier Jet Express briefly served OAK
using Mesa CRJ-100's/200's. When that service went to Horizon, they pulled the plug on OAK
. I don't know how their loads were though.
briefly served OAK
. Maybe they'll come back. But my money is on SFO
began flying OAK
/KOA when they introduced 737-700's. That was a big boost for OAK
since they've had trouble keeping Hawaii service.
Finally, Suntrips has a decent operation out of OAK
using Ryan International 757's. They fly to Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Azores (I think they still use North American's 767-300's for the Azores).
is doing pretty good right now. If their masterplan holds out, we'll see more gates added perhaps where the old freight building is located now.