Bay Area Airports Busy With Holiday Travelers

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With Christmas just a couple of days away, holiday travel was in full swing at Bay Area airports.

At San Francisco International Airport, duty manager Chuck Navigante said this week was expected to be busy, with more than 130,000 travelers going into and out of the airport Monday.

Monday is projected to have heavier foot traffic at the airport than Christmas Eve, he said.

He said airport officials were watching for big snowstorms in the Northeast, but that there had been no weather-related delays or cancellations today.

Oakland International Airport spokesman Scott Winter said things are running smoothly at that airport Monday, with peak holiday travel spread out over several days before and after Christmas.

He said the airport has a festive feeling, with decorations at the gates and check-in areas.

Winter also said an Oaklandish pop-up store has opened temporarily, offering travelers the chance to pick up last-minute gifts with a local flavor. The Oakland-based apparel and accessory shop had been set up near Gate 25 in Terminal 2.

Travelers heading in and out of Mineta San Jose International Airport Monday can likely expect on-time flights, spokeswoman Vicki Day said.

She said Christmas travel has been constant over the past few days and Monday, and that there were no major delays or other issues.

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