OAK anticipates over 210,000 travelers for Labor Day holiday

Oakland, Calif. – August 31, 2023: Oakland International Airport (OAK) estimates that over 210,000 travelers will pass through the airport between Thursday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday weekend. This figure represents nearly 88 percent of the traffic levels observed pre-pandemic in 2019. 

“Oakland International Airport expects high passenger volumes for the Labor Day holiday weekend,” says Craig Simon, Interim Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We encourage travelers to allow extra time for getting to the airport and enjoying some of OAK’s newly introduced passenger amenities – such as the OAK Clubhouse in Terminal 1.” 

The busiest travel days at the airport are expected to be Friday and Monday. Passengers should arrive early and check their airline’s mobile app for latest flight status information, especially if flying to destinations impacted by weather. 

Parking is currently available in all of OAK’s passenger parking lots, but travelers are encouraged to reserve their parking ahead of time for extra peace of mind. 

Travelers that fly through OAK for the holiday can enjoy several newly introduced passenger amenities at the airport. The OAK Clubhouse recently opened in Terminal 1 and offers full-service dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. New interactive touch screen kiosks are operating in both Terminals 1 and 2 to help travelers navigate through the airport and browse amenities. The Terminal 2 security exit is now open and welcoming arriving passengers to Oakland. 


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 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 current departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details about on-airport parking, shopping, and dining and more, can be found at  www.oaklandairport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 


Contact – Members of the Press and Media Only: 

Kaley Skantz – Airport Spokesperson 

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