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Regional Airport Plan

Airports are key pieces of any major metro area’s transportation network.

Ours are no different. Bay Area airports also fuel our regional economy as job centers, cargo hubs and gateways for visitors.

Oakland International Airport-entrance to Oakland Airport Connector station
Noah Berger

Entrance to the Oakland Airport Connector BART station at Oakland International Airport.

MTC and other regional agencies work with Bay Area airports and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to plan for future airport improvements that benefit travelers, promote economic growth and protect the environment.

Together, we prepare and periodically update the Regional Airport System Planning Analysis, which helps guide the growth and operation of both commercial and general aviation airports.

MTC uses the Regional Airport Plan to shape investment decisions about transportation projects that provide access to the airports.

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The Regional Airport Planning Committee, or RAPC, oversees development of the Regional Airport Plan.

Members include MTC commissioners and board members of the Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and Bay Conservation and Development Commission.

Also included are representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and each of the Bay Area’s three major commercial airports.

Far more travelers boarded planes at San Francisco International in 2013 than at any other Bay Area airport.

  • San Francisco International: 21,704,626
  • Oakland International: 4,770,716
  • Mineta-San Jose International: 4,315,839
  • Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County: 112,779

Compiled from FAA boarding data.

FAA air cargo data reveals that more freight tonnage flowed through Oakland International Airport in 2013 than through San Francisco International and Mineta-San Jose International combined.

  • Oakland International: 1.36 million tons
  • San Francisco International: 595,506 tons
  • Mineta-San Jose International: 122,576 tons