Oakland California

Oakland is tops in Bay Area for air cargo

Oakland, Calif – 145.4 million pounds of air cargo moved through Oakland International Airport (OAK) in December 2020, a 20 percent increase over December 2019. OAK is the top San Francisco Bay Area airport measured by air cargo traffic and the second busiest airport in the region for passenger traffic.

December 2020 passenger traffic at OAK decreased 9 percent from what was reported for November 2020 as the State of California was under a Stay-At-Home order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The airport saw 32,031 fewer passengers than it did in November.

At the passenger terminals, we continue to focus on the well-being of airport employees and those who need to fly

Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation

FEDEX, UPS see Big Jump

“FEDEX and UPS posted significantly increased volumes this year compared to last indicating resiliency over the December holiday period.” said Bryant L. Francis, Port of Oakland Director of Aviation. “At the passenger terminals, we continue to focus on the well-being of airport employees and those who need to fly during the most acute phase of the pandemic crisis.”

December 2020 Passenger Statistics

  • Oakland International Airport saw 320,399 total passengers in December 2020, down 72 percent from December 2019 with 1,144,702 passengers.
  • In December, a total of 167,087 passengers departed OAK’s runways. Of those, 131,635 were local boarding and 35,452 were connecting.
  • There were 9,071 international-arriving passengers in December.
  • On a rolling 12-month basis, traffic is off 65.45 percent with 4,622,029 passengers this year compared to 13,378,411 during the same period a year ago.