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Oakland International Airport (OAK)

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Bryant Francis

Director of Aviation

Website

http://www.oaklandairport.com/

Address

Oakland International Airport

1 Airport Dr
Oakland, CA 94621




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The History of OAK


Oakland International Airport (OAK) opened in 1927, and was home to the very first Trans-pacific flight to Hawaii. That year in June, Army Lieutenants Lester Maitland and Albert Hegenberger completed the first-ever successful flight across the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The pair departed just after 7:00 a.m. from what is now known as Oakland International Airport, and arrived on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu nearly 26 hours later. Today, Oakland International Airport (OAK) sits at the end of Hegenberger Road. The journey time to Hawaii today by air is just over 5 hours from OAK on either Hawaiian or Alaska airlines.

Benefitting an Economy Near You


OAK is overseen by the Port of Oakland, which also operates the Oakland seaport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Port, together with its business partners, supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the country. OAK serves more than 10 airlines and handles over 11 million passengers annually. The airport is currently undergoing a $200 million renovation of Terminal 1, which was started in 2008 to update and modernize the airport. As part of that project, the airport built a new central utility plant, which houses management systems and energy equipment. It is currently making changes to Terminal 1 that includes new lighting, audiovisual systems and seismic retrofitting. In partnership with SpringHill Suites and SecurityPoint Media, OAK transformed their Terminal 2 security checkpoint with wall art, music and calm lighting.Check out the transformation here.

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Get into the Green Scene


The Airport's train-to-plane service between OAK and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit was completed in 2014, offering cable-operated, driverless trains operating on an elevated 3.4-mile track. The airport's largest cargo tenant, FedEx, installed solar cell technology atop their Oakland distribution hub in 2005, and five 100-watt Bloom Energy fuel cells in 2010. Combined, these two energy sources supply 100 percent of FedEx's electrical demand at OAK. The airport also has a 756 KW photovoltaic system which produces about 20% of the electricity used at Terminals 1 and 2. OAK’s award-winning Materials Management Program recycles concrete, asphalt and soil from construction projects, resulting in less traffic, fewer emissions and less landfill waste. The Program has saved over $7.5 million in waste disposal costs and $1.3 million in material import costs. The Program has recycled more than 425,000 tons of demolition materials, reclaimed 270,000 tons of reusable materials, saved 4,000 metric tons of GHG and removed 150,000 pounds of vehicle emissions from the air.


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Careers at OAK


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Bryant Francis

Director of Aviation

Website

http://www.oaklandairport.com/

Address

Oakland International Airport

1 Airport Dr
Oakland, CA 94621





Oakland International Airport (OAK) opened in 1927, and was home to the very first Trans-pacific flight to Hawaii. That year in June, Army Lieutenants Lester Maitland and Albert Hegenberger completed the first-ever successful flight across the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The pair departed just after 7:00 a.m. from what is now known as Oakland International Airport, and arrived on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu nearly 26 hours later. Today, Oakland International Airport (OAK) sits at the end of Hegenberger Road. The journey time to Hawaii today by air is just over 5 hours from OAK on either Hawaiian or Alaska airlines.

OAK is overseen by the Port of Oakland, which also operates the Oakland seaport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Port, together with its business partners, supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the country. OAK serves more than 10 airlines and handles over 11 million passengers annually. The airport is currently undergoing a $200 million renovation of Terminal 1, which was started in 2008 to update and modernize the airport. As part of that project, the airport built a new central utility plant, which houses management systems and energy equipment. It is currently making changes to Terminal 1 that includes new lighting, audiovisual systems and seismic retrofitting. In partnership with SpringHill Suites and SecurityPoint Media, OAK transformed their Terminal 2 security checkpoint with wall art, music and calm lighting.Check out the transformation here.

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  • The Airport's train-to-plane service between OAK and San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit was completed in 2014, offering cable-operated, driverless trains operating on an elevated 3.4-mile track. The airport's largest cargo tenant, FedEx, installed solar cell technology atop their Oakland distribution hub in 2005, and five 100-watt Bloom Energy fuel cells in 2010. Combined, these two energy sources supply 100 percent of FedEx's electrical demand at OAK. The airport also has a 756 KW photovoltaic system which produces about 20% of the electricity used at Terminals 1 and 2. OAK’s award-winning Materials Management Program recycles concrete, asphalt and soil from construction projects, resulting in less traffic, fewer emissions and less landfill waste. The Program has saved over $7.5 million in waste disposal costs and $1.3 million in material import costs. The Program has recycled more than 425,000 tons of demolition materials, reclaimed 270,000 tons of reusable materials, saved 4,000 metric tons of GHG and removed 150,000 pounds of vehicle emissions from the air.


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