Southwest Airlines on Nov. 7 started flying nonstop between Bellingham, Washington (BLI) and Oakland International Airport with two daily flights using Boeing 737 airliners. It is the sixth destination in the Pacific Northwest from OAK for the carrier and the second added this year with service to Eugene that started Aug. 29. Now with a half dozen destinations in this important region for business and leisure travel, Bay area travelers can Fly the East Bay Way across the region nonstop on Southwest Airlines like never before. The schedule also allows Bellingham customers a plethora of connections at OAK to Southwest’s growing list of destinations across the U.S. and Mexico, including five destinations in Hawaii.
o Depart OAK at 10:30 AM, arrive at BLI at 12:45 PM
o Depart OAK at 7:00 PM, arrive at BLI at 9:20 PM
o Depart BLI at 6:00 AM, arrive at OAK at 8:15 AM
o Depart BLI at 3:10 PM, arrive at OAK at 5:25 PM
Bellingham International Airport (BLI) is located 20 miles from the Canadian border and less than an hour and a half drive from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
Other existing routes in this region offered by Southwest include Eugene and Portland in Oregon, Seattle and Spokane in Washington, and Boise, Idaho.
“Bellingham marks the eleventh new nonstop destination that has launched or re-launched at OAK since the beginning of 2021. This new destination, its sixth in the Pacific Northwest, positions Southwest uniquely in the East Bay as the top carrier to this important region from the airport that is closer to most Bay area residents and employers.” says Bryant L. Francis, director of aviation at the Port of Oakland. “Also, especially meaningful for those traveling to or from Bellingham, is that OAK enables easy, more reliable flight connections for those flying Southwest across the US, including Hawaii, and Mexico.”