Labor Day travel kicks off at Oakland International Airport

Oakland, Calif. – September 2, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK) is prepared for a busy Labor Day weekend as travelers are making end-of-summer trips.

OAK estimates that nearly 130,000 passengers will arrive at and depart from the airport between Thursday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 6th. Friday and Monday will likely be the busiest days during this holiday travel period based on historical trends.

“While traffic levels at the airport remain lower than they were in 2019, OAK anticipates a busy weekend at the airport,” says Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “Vaccination rates are increasing, and more flights and nonstop destinations are now available. For those reasons, OAK expects significantly more passengers to come through the airport this weekend as opposed to Labor Day weekend last year.”

Many shops and restaurants are open and ready to serve at OAK. Click here to view what offerings are open now at the airport.

Now is a great time to park at OAK. OAK parking is offering a special $17.50 daily rate for passengers who park for four or more days in the Daily Lot. This is a significant discount on the typical rate of $24 per day. Spaces are available. Click here for more information about parking at OAK.

OAK reminds travelers that face coverings are still required at the airport and on the aircraft. COVID testing is also available for free on-site at the airport for passengers whose destination requires testing. This is particularly applicable to non-vaccinated people traveling to Hawaii or many international destinations that have travel restrictions. Appointments may be made with CityHealth here.

About Oakland International Airport

Oakland International is the main airport for the greater East Bay, the most populated area in the metropolitan San Francisco Bay area. It is the closest airport to most Bay Area employers. By roadway and BART air-rail, OAK enables excellent access to all of the region’s business, entertainment and tourism venues. The vision of Oakland International Airport is to be the airport of choice for San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by the Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of East Bay waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 84,000 jobs in the region with more than a $130 billion economic impact. Updates about travel during the COVID19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Oakland International Airport

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