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ParkSmart @ OAK; Save Time and Money

ParkSmart @ OAK; Save Time and Money

Press Releases
February 16th, 2007

--"ParkSmart @ OAK" Offers $10-Off Coupon --

Oakland, Calif. -- Oakland International Airport (OAK) is encouraging travelers to try the convenience of its on-airport parking lots through its "ParkSmart @ OAK" program. OAK offers new, lower parking rates, more frequent shuttles, and a $10-off coupon that may be used at OAK's Hourly, Daily and extended-stay lots.

Over 14 million travelers annually "fly smart" because they choose OAK for its low fares, more than 200 daily nonstops and convenient location. Now, travelers can also ParkSmart @ OAK. OAK has reduced the daily rates in its extended lots: ValuPark (formerly the Daily B lot) and Economy, to $19 and $15, respectively.

OAK travelers can receive a coupon for $10 off their next paid parking stay when they register at oaklandairport.com by April 15, 2007. Coupons are redeemable at any OAK on-airport lot, except Valet, through May 15, 2007.

ValuPark is now the best value for close-in, extended-stay parking. The lot is served by complimentary shuttles, but is also within walking distance of Terminals 1 and 2. OAK's lot names and day rates follow:

¹ Formerly Daily B lot.
² Formerly Daily A lot.

Parking at OAK is worry-free because there is plenty of on-airport parking available, whether you are parking for a couple of minutes, hours, days or weeks. The five on-airport lots at Oakland International offer a combined 7,000 spaces: a total of 6,200 in the Economy, ValuPark and Daily (formerly Daily A) lots, and anadditional 825 spaces in the close-in Hourly lot. OAK's premium Valet parking serves time-pressed travelers with its convenient location between Terminals 1 and 2 on the second curb. All lots are open 24 hours a day.

Convenient parking is provided to anyone displaying a valid DMV-issued disabled parking endorsement in the Hourly, Daily and ValuPark lots. The nearest parking spaces, located at the front of the Hourly lot on a first-come, first-served basis, are available at the Daily lot rate of $22. The Valet lot also offers a reduced rate for disabled patrons.

"Convenience, reliability and affordability are important parts of the total travel experience," said Steven Grossman, Director of Aviation. "At Oakland International Airport, we satisfy these needs by saving travelers time with more than 7,000 close-in spaces and a fleet of shuttles that conveniently transport them between the lots and the terminals. And, with our lower rates and coupon offer, we save travelers money, too."

OAK has over 200 flights a day on 12 domestic and international carriers to 40 nonstop destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Mexico and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Sun Valley, Idaho and Vancouver.

OAK's $300 million Terminal Improvement Program is designed to add convenience, security and customer service to the travel experience by using "green building" technology. In Terminal 2, the program includes the recently opened seven-gate concourse, baggage claim, passenger screening area and in-line explosives detection baggage screening system. By summer 2007, expanded ticketing, a food court and shopping area will open. Additional improvements to the terminal roadway and curbsides will improve access and ease traffic congestion in front of both terminals. Once completed in 2008, the program will accommodate the needs of OAK's over 14 million annual passengers.

Oakland International Airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland. OAK has served the travel needs of San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors for 80 years. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.