Oakland International Airport reports December 2020 traffic

Oakland, Calif – February 1, 2021:  145.4 million pounds of air cargo moved through Oakland International Airport (OAK) in December 2020, a 20 percent increase over December 2019. OAK is the top San Francisco Bay Area airport measured by air cargo traffic and the second busiest airport in the region for passenger traffic. 

December 2020 passenger traffic at OAK decreased 9 percent from what was reported for November 2020 as the State of California was under a Stay-At-Home order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The airport saw 32,031 fewer passengers than it did in November.  

“FEDEX and UPS posted significantly increased volumes this year compared to last indicating resiliency over the December holiday period.” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “At the passenger terminals, we continue to focus on the well-being of airport employees and those who need to fly during the most acute phase of the pandemic crisis.” 

December 2020 Passenger Statistics 

  • Oakland International Airport saw 320,399 total passengers in December 2020, down 72 percent from December 2019 with 1,144,702 passengers.  
  • In December, a total of 167,087 passengers departed OAK’s runways. Of those, 131,635 were local boarding and 35,452 were connecting. 
  • There were 9,071 international-arriving passengers in December. 
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is off 65.45 percent with 4,622,029 passengers this year compared to 13,378,411 during the same period a year ago. 

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  www.oaklandairport.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Roberto Bernardo, Airport spokesperson 

Oakland International Airport 

OAK 24-hour media only hotline: 510-563-6500  


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