OAKLAND, California, June 27, 2000 - Public parking rates will increase at Oakland International Airport, effective July 1, 2000. The last rate increase at the main public on-airport lots was in April 1998 and at the valet lot in January 1999.
"In addition to increased costs to operate the lots, Oakland International Airport is just beginning its $800 million expansion program and the additional monies collected by the parking rate increase will be used to fund the program," said airport spokesperson Cyndy Johnson. "Oakland International operates entirely from the collection of airport tenant and consumer user fees, such as aircraft landing fees, tenant rents, passenger facility charges (PFCs) and parking lot revenues. No city or state taxes are used in the operation of the airport."
The following is the list of new parking rates at Oakland International Airport:
|Short-Term Parking ||Long-Term Parking ||Economy Parking ||Valet Parking |
|Time ||Cost ||Time ||Cost ||Time ||Cost ||Time ||Cost |
|Per 20 min. |
(up to 5 hours)
|$1.00 ||First Hour ||$6.00 ||First Hour ||$5.00 ||0-2 hours |
|5-24 hours |
|$25.00 ||1 to 24 hours |
|$12.00 ||1 to 24 hours |
|$10.00 ||4-24 hours |
|Second day and each thereafter ||$30.00 ||Second day and each thereafter ||$12.00 ||Second day and each thereafter ||$10.00 ||Second day and each thereafter ||$30.00 |
"Even with the increase, our parking rates remain competitive with those at the other Bay Area airports," she added.
There are 8,300 spaces in the public parking lots and 152 spaces in the Valet Lot. There are an additional 1,600 spaces in a lot located at the corner of Airport Drive and Air Cargo Road near the United Airlines Maintenance hangar that are used only when the three main lots fill completely. This lot is priced at the Economy Lot rate level.
The airport's expansion program is comprised of 18 expansion and improvement projects that will enable the airport to serve 13.8 million passengers and handle one million metric tons of air cargo. Program highlights include the addition of 12 passenger gates; a two-level roadway; a consolidated terminal building; a six-lane parkway between the airport and Interstate 880 at 98th Avenue; and a 6,000-space parking facility. The program is expected to take five- to seven-years to complete.
Oakland International Airport served more than 9.8 million passengers and handled nearly 700,000 metric tons of air cargo in 1999. Oakland International has more than 150 daily flights on twelve domestic and international carriers. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland.
Oakland International consistently has the best on-time record of the three Bay Area airports, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is the only Bay Area airport with a dedicated shuttle that meets every Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system train at the nearby Coliseum station. Visit the airport's Web site at www.oaklandairport.com for more information.