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Busy Labor Day weekend expected at Oakland International Airport

Nearly 225,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport this holiday weekend, capping off a busy summer for OAK

Press Releases, Airport
September 1st, 2022

Oakland, Calif. – September 1, 2022: Oakland International Airport is prepared for what is expected to be a busy Labor Day weekend as the summer travel season wraps up. OAK estimates that nearly 225,000 passengers will arrive at and depart from the airport between Thursday, September 1st, and Tuesday, September 6th. Friday and Monday will likely be the busiest days during this holiday travel period based on historical trends. OAK estimates that it will see up to 92% of pre-pandemic traffic levels.

“This Labor Day caps off a record-breaking summer at OAK, with an estimated 4 million passengers having flown since May - by far the busiest summer since 2019,” says Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland. “We expect to be busier than usual this holiday weekend, so we encourage passengers to arrive early. Wishing everyone safe travels this Labor Day weekend and we’d like to thank everyone for choosing to Fly the East Bay Way this summer!” 

Many shops and restaurants are open and ready at OAK. Click here to view what offerings are open now at the airport. Newly opened restaurants at OAK include Oakland Draft House, Oaklandish Coffee Collective, Peet’s Coffee (Terminals 1 and 2), Subway, and Farley’s Café. 

OAK parking is offering a special $17.50 daily rate for passengers who park for four or more days in the Daily Lot. Our new online parking reservation system is now available to the public, and space is available in OAK’s lots. Reservations may be made up to two hours ahead of time here. Click here for more information about parking at OAK. 

 

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.

Contact - Members of the Press and Media Only
Kaley Skantz - Airport Spokesperson, kskantz@portoakland.com

Media On-Site Request & Parking Form: https://www.oaklandairport.com/media-on-site-request-form/   

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