Oakland International Reaches Record Number of Destinations with Newest Service to Europe
Oakland, CA: (March 16, 2017) – On March 28th, Oakland International Airport will offer 62 nonstop destinations with the addition of new London service on British Airways, the most in its 90-year history.
The new service will make British Airways the only European airline to operate from all three Bay Area airports. For Oakland International, the new route represents the expansion of its international air service selections, and a surge in new routes in recent years.
The new London Gatwick-Oakland route will operate four days a week, accommodating 275 customers across a three-cabin Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. Travelers in Club World business class and/or with qualifying British Airways and “Oneworld” elite status are invited to use the new Escape Lounge prior to departure. The lounge opened in November; also operated by a British company, Manchester Airport Group (MAG USA).
Port of Oakland Director of Aviation, Bryant L. Francis stated, “It is with much excitement that Oakland International Airport welcomes British Airways. As OAK continues to grow in passengers and destinations, this new transatlantic service to the top European destination reflects the increasing opportunities and convenience now available for travelers to and from the entire Bay Area region. Oakland International is the Bay Area airport closest to the majority of the region’s residents and businesses."
Forward to the Future of World Class Service
British Airways’ customers at OAK can choose from three unique all-inclusive experiences on-board:
Award-winning business class product, with 6-ft. fully flat beds and ample storage space, on-demand in-flight entertainment, and excellent dining and wine selections, including a ‘help yourself’ kitchen. Club World participants traveling from Oakland can enroll to receive up to five days of free parking in OAK’s Premier Lot, an added value of $190.
World Traveler Plus
Offers personalized, premium economy service in a separate cabin, with seating that features a 38-inch pitch, in-seat power, and choice of meals from the business class menu cabin.
The airline’s economy cabin offers seat back entertainment, a choice of meal with complimentary bar service throughout the flight, and free accessories such as blanket and headsets.
All British Airways customers receive free baggage allowance and seat selection. British Airways also provides a “Feed Kids First” service which ensures that children are served first, allowing parents to enjoy their own meal, and with a deposit of $10 per person, customers have 72 hours to confirm details with their friends and family, making it even easier to book with confidence.
For more information about the airline, visit ba.com.