Memorial Day weekend starts peak summer travel and OAK is ready

Oakland, Calif. – May 25, 2022:Oakland International Airport (OAK) is prepared for a busy Memorial Day weekend as the busy summer travel season kicks off. OAK estimates that nearly 137,000 passengers will arrive at and depart from the airport between Friday, May 27th, and Monday, May 30th. Friday and Monday will likely be the busiest days during this holiday travel period based on historical trends.

In response to increased travel demand in the Bay Area for the summer, Spirit Airlines launched their new daily nonstop flights to Philadelphia last week. Spirit’s new service to San Diego is expected to begin today, May 25th, and their service to Newark/NYC is expected to begin in August. New routes this summer also include daily Kailua-Kona flights on Hawaiian Airlines, which will begin in June.

“We wish safe travels to everyone this summer,” says Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “For those who are traveling this holiday weekend, we encourage you to arrive early and allow plenty of time at the airport as our terminals will be busier than usual. We thank everyone choosing to Fly the East Bay Way.”

Many shops and restaurants are open and ready at OAK. Click here to view what offerings are open now at the airport. Newly opened restaurants at OAK include Oaklandish Coffee Collective in Terminal 1, and the new Peet’s Coffee, Subway, and Farley’s Café in Terminal 2.

OAK parking is offering a special $17.50 daily rate for passengers who park for four or more days in the Daily Lot. Spaces are available. Click here for more information about parking at OAK.

For international travelers, COVID testing is still available for free on-site at the airport for passengers. 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 COVID-19 pandemic, current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping and dining and more, can be found at

Contact – Members of the Press and Media Only 

Kaley Skantz – Airport Spokesperson, [email protected]

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