Port of Oakland Press Release – Oakland International Airport Thanksgiving Traffic to Climb 8%

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Oakland International Airport Thanksgiving Traffic to Climb 8%
450,000 travelers expected during 11-day span; 51,000 on Nov. 26 
         
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Oakland, CA – (Nov. 21, 2017): Oakland International Airport today forecast an 8 percent increase in 2017 Thanksgiving holiday passenger traffic.  The Airport said it’s bracing for an estimated 450,000 travelers from Nov. 17 through Nov. 27.  
The busiest travel day will be Nov. 26, the Airport said.  About 51,000 people will fly in or out of Oakland on that Sunday.  Airport officials advised passengers to arrive two hours early for domestic departures, three hours for international flights.  
 “We’ve seen passenger growth in Oakland every month for nearly the past four years,” said Port of Oakland Aviation Director Bryant L. Francis.  “With our track record and the data we’re receiving from airlines and other partners, it’s shaping up to be another busy holiday season.”
 
TSA officials indicate that the agency expects a 5% increase overall at US airports, over last Thanksgiving.
 
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth busiest airport in California and second busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Serving over 12 million travelers annually, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top business and tourism venues. It is also the closest airport for most local residents.
Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 destinations is scheduled on 14 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.
The vision of Oakland International Airport is to offer customers a world-class experience and be the airport of choice for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. OAK is operated by The Port of Oakland, which also oversees the Oakland seaport and 20 miles of waterfront. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States.
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