OAK prepared for busiest weekend so far this year
Pent-up demand unleashed as the summer travel season begins
Oakland, Calif. – May 27, 2021: Oakland International Airport (OAK), the second busiest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, is prepared for a busy holiday travel weekend as the peak summer travel season begins. The airport expects more than 130,000 travelers over the five-day holiday period from Wednesday, May 27 through Monday, June 1. Friday is expected to be the busiest day with over 30,000 passengers expected to use the East Bay airport on 110 peak-day departures to 46 nonstop destinations.
Passenger traffic has been steadily growing at OAK in recent months, outpacing the other two Bay area airports on a percentage basis. The team at OAK has implemented a variety of amenities for those traveling this summer. These include:
- Free COVID-19 testing, including for those requiring pre-travel testing
- Re-opened restaurants and shops, with expanded hours of operation
- Re-opened on-airport Economy Parking Lot, with close-in parking at $18 per day
More details about all of this, as well as current flight information is available at: www.oaklandairport.com.
OAK reminds everyone that face coverings are mandatory when in the airport and when flying.
“We expect this weekend to be the busiest we’ve experienced this year,” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “We ask that travelers arrive at the airport early, wear a mask as required, and travel responsibly as we head into a busy summer here 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 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.
Roberto Bernardo, Airport spokesperson
Oakland International Airport
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