Oakland International Airport is Ready For Labor Day Holiday Weekend Travel
- Travelers can expect convenience, reliability and customer service -
Oakland, California – August 28, 2014 – Oakland International Airport (OAK) is preparing for a busy Labor Day holiday weekend, which traditionally marks the end of the peak summer travel period. OAK is anticipating over 150,000 passengers to fly through its two terminals over the five-day period that runs from August 28 through September 1. Many travelers are taking off for last minute summer getaway vacations to the Hawaiian Islands, Southern California, Chicago, Dallas and even Scandinavia. About 36,000 daily passengers are expected on the peak travel days which are Thursday, Friday, and Monday.
“The airport has seen record travelers this summer, with a million passengers during the month of July for the first time since 2008,” said Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation for the Port of Oakland. “Travelers are able to enjoy even more destinations from OAK now, and they appreciate the convenience, reliability, and customer experience.”
U.S. airlines will carry 14 million passengers over the holiday weekend according to airline advocacy group Airlines for America (A4A), a two percent increase from the 13.8 million passengers who chose to fly in 2013.
Ample parking will be available at the airport over the long weekend. Travelers can even save $8 off per day in the Premier, Hourly, and Daily lots or $4 off per day in the Economy lot by obtaining a discount parking coupon at www.iparkoak.oaklandairport.com. If the Economy lot is full, travelers will receive a free upgrade to the Daily parking lot. All lots are conveniently within walking distance of the airline terminals.
Travelers may access OAK via BART as well. For service advisories, fares, and real time departure information visit www.bart.gov.
Other Travel Tips
Travelers should plan ahead before arriving at OAK. Before packing, visit the Transportation Security Administrations website at www.tsa.gov to get the 3-1-1 on air travel preparation.
Plan to arrive at the airport 90 minutes prior to domestic departures and three hours for international departures to allow for increased passenger volume at airline check-in and security screening. All passengers must have a boarding pass or airline approved documentation, and travelers 18 and older must show government issued identification before going through the passenger security checkpoint. Visit www.oaklandairport.com for more information.
About the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport and Oakland International Airport. The Port's jurisdiction includes 20 miles of waterfront from the Bay Bridge through Oakland International Airport. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 72,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland.