Oakland International Airport reports September 2020 passenger traffic

Oakland, Calif. – October 28, 2020: September 2020 passenger traffic at Oakland International Airport (OAK) increased 2.3 percent from what was reported for August 2020. In fact, the airport saw 7,166 more passengers than it did in August.

“While a local Shelter-In-Place Order is still in effect, traffic is once again building,” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “Typically, September traffic is less than August, which is normally the peak month of summer travel. But we saw a rare increase in passengers from August to September and we hope the trend continues as we progress into the fall.”

September 2020 Statistical Data 

  • Oakland International Airport saw 320,462 total passengers in September 2020, down 71.5 percent from September 2019 with 1,125,752 passengers.
  • In September, a total of 161,413 passengers departed on aircraft from OAK’s facilities, including 8,147 on international flights. 126,390 passengers began their trip at OAK, while 34,851 were connecting from other points of origin and 172 travelled aboard charter flights.
  • In a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is off 48.4 percent with 6,921,110 passengers this year compared to 13,415,608 during the same period a year ago.
  • Airlines at OAK offered 44 nonstop routes to 36 destinations in September. During September, SkyTeam carrier Delta Air Lines returned to OAK with nonstop service to their Salt Lake City hub.
  • 109.4 million pounds of cargo moved through OAK, an increase of 11.3% over September 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 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  www.oaklandairport.com.

Media Contact – For members of the press only:

Roberto Bernardo, Spokesperson

Oakland International Airport

Tel. 510-563-6500


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