Oakland International Airport reports November 2020 traffic

Oakland, Calif. – December 18, 2020:  November 2020 passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport (OAK) declined 3.2 percent from October 2020. Amidst travel warnings and calls by health and government officials to cancel travel plans as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, 11,525 fewer passengers used the airport than did in October. This represents a 67 percent decline from November 2019 levels. OAK’s cargo business remained robust, up 9 percent in November 2020 compared with November 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.

“Through tireless efforts from our entire OAK team, the airport continues to provide an inviting and comfortable environment for all customers with an essential need for air travel,” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “We all look forward to the New Year and the expectations of better and safer times that it will bring.”

November 2020 Statistical Data  

  • Oakland International Airport saw 352,430 total passengers in November 2020, down 67.0 percent from November 2019’s 1,066,656 passengers.
  • In November, a total of 175,493 passengers departed OAK.  Of those, 146,092 were local, and 29,401 were connecting. There were 12,066 international departing passengers.
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is now down 59.1 percent, with 5,446,332 passengers this period compared to 13,323,778 during the same period a year ago.

115.5 million pounds of air cargo moved through OAK in November 2020, a 9.0% increase over November 2019.

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.

Media contact 

Roberto Bernardo, Airport spokesperson

Oakland International Airport

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


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