About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK) is an international airport located in Oakland, California, which is the other side from San Francisco on the San Francisco Bay Area.
The airport is currently the third-largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, after having 13.59 million passengers use the airport in 2018. Currently, the majority of its passenger flights are to domestic destinations in the United States, but also includes destinations in Mexico and Europe. Similarly, there are also cargo flights to destinations in China and Japan, with the only airline hubbed at this airport being cargo airline FedEx Express.
The construction of the airport started in 1927, where it had the longest runway in the world at the time. The airport has been the location of historic events, such as Amelia Earhart’s final flight in 1937 and Charles Kingsford Smith’s historic US-Austalia flight in 1928. Oakland Airport has been used by military and armed forces alike, such as the U.S. Armed Forces in 1943 where it was an airlift base for flights to the islands in the Pacific, and also during the Vietnam War where military passengers where shuttled to their bases in SE Asia.