As always, Oakland Airport is ready for Thanksgiving travelers

Oakland, Calif. – November 17, 2022: Oakland International Airport (OAK) projects 170,000 passengers will use the airport during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period from Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27. This is a 10 percent increase over last Thanksgiving and more than 90% of the 2019 pre-pandemic traffic benchmark.  

“The Thanksgiving travel period is always busy, and the airport is ready to welcome holiday travelers” says Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “Travelers can help to make their journey smoother by arriving at the airport early, adhering to airline check-in and carry-on bag requirements and using airline apps for check-in whenever possible.” 

Oakland International Airport expects the parking lots to be very busy and may sell out during the holiday travel period. We recommend that our parking lot customers visit: before leaving for the airport for the latest information about parking lot availability. 

BART is an excellent alternative option for travel to/from OAK with trains scheduled at 6-minute intervals during peak periods. Other airport ground transportation options include Lyft, Uber, public taxi and bus service. A full listing of regional ground transportation options can be found at:   

New concession locations are now open including popular Oakland brands Tay Ho, Farley’s, Peet’s Coffee and Tea, and the Oakland Draft House.  

Airport Spokesperson and Public Information Officer Kaley Skantz will be available for media interviews between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23rd. Please utilize the media contact information below to schedule. 


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, Click here to contact Kaley Skantz

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