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Oakland Airport to Present on Super Bowl 50 Traffic Tonight

Super Bowl traffic is likely to create additional noise at Oakland Airport. (Oakland Airport)

Super Bowl traffic is likely to create additional noise at Oakland Airport. (Oakland Airport)

In addition to reviewing a highly anticipated rent control item, Alameda City Council tonight will hear a presentation on anticipated traffic into Oakland Airport due to Super Bowl 50.

Alameda residents may have already noticed what the airport announced late last month – passenger traffic is up. November 2015 traffic was up 12 percent compared to the same month the prior year.

Airline seat capacity, at 1,204,152 seats, was up 8.8 percent from last year, with passenger traffic outpacing the increase in available seats.

Air service expanded in November, with Southwest Airlines adding nonstop service to Atlanta and Spirit Airlines added two daily flights to Los Angeles.

Thanksgiving holiday travel also contributed to the increase in passenger traffic in and out of Oakland airport.

Travel to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, host to Super Bowl 50 on February 7th, and with seats for 68,500, is sure to strain the Bay area’s three big airports.

Alameda residents can expect increased air traffic, and the accompanying noise, in the days before and after the big game.

Tonight’s city council meeting will be held at the Kofman Auditorium, at 2200 Central Avenue, Alameda.

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