NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oakland International Airport Prepared for Busy Memorial Holiday Weekend
Summer Travel Kicks off Friday; Free Parking Available for Europe & Hawaii Trips
Oakland, CA: (May 23, 2019) — This Memorial Day holiday weekend at Oakland International Airport (OAK) is expected to welcome approximately 163,000 travelers over the four-day holiday travel period. Memorial Day Weekend, which begins this Friday, May 24th, and extends through Monday, May 27th, signals the unofficial start of the summer travel season.
The Airport expects to see high passenger volume, on par with recent years. Tomorrow, Friday, May 24, is projected to be Oakland’s busiest travel day over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, with 43,000 passengers expected to pass through the gates at OAK.
OAK’s summer flight schedule will offer 180 peak day departures to 64 domestic and international destinations.
Travel Smart, Arrive Early
Oakland International encourages travelers to prepare to enjoy this holiday weekend by arriving early for departures. For the best experience traveling through OAK this busy travel season, we suggest following these TSA guidelines to get you through the Airport and to your destination.
TSA recommends arriving up to 2 hours early for domestic flights and up to 3 hours for international destinations. Always check with your air carrier to confirm flight status and updates. Click here for TSA Travel Tips.
On-Airport Parking Options
For those departing OAK, ample parking is always available on-airport with a range of options offered for every budget.
Park in the Airport’s Daily Lot for up to 4 days free when flying nonstop to:
Honolulu, Oahu: Hawaiian, Alaska, Southwest
Kahului, Maui: Hawaiian, Alaska, Southwest
Kona, Hawaii: Alaska
Lihue, Kauai: Hawaiian, Alaska
Pre-registration is required to qualify for free parking.
Details, requirements and registration for OAK’s parking programs are available at www.oaklandairport.com/services-amenities/parking/park-free-2019/ or by clicking HERE.
Airport Ground Transportation Travelers visiting the Bay Area may take advantage of the popular Oakland International Airport BART Station, which offers access to the entire BART system from the airport’s front door. For comprehensive information on how to use the BART line to or from the airport and watch a how-to video, visit www.bart.gov/guide/airport/inbound_oak.
AC Transit Bus service, Taxis, Shuttles, and TNC car services such as Lyft, Uber, and Wingz are also available at the terminal curbside. For details about Ground Transportation at the OAK, visit http://oaklandairport.com/ground_transportation.shtml, or simply click HERE.
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the most centrally-located airport in the 7.7M population Bay Area region, and closest airport to the region’s wealth of business and tourism venues. Oakland’s air service roster to over 60 nonstop destinations is offered on 12 different airline brands – four 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 84,000 jobs in the region and over a million jobs across the United States.
For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps, and details on shopping, dining, transportation, and more, visit www.oaklandairport.com.
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