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Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:52 AM - For Immediate Release

Summer travel tips: Know your parking options; leave fireworks at home

The heat is on at Sacramento International Airport, where more than 27,000 passengers a day are expected during the busy months of June, July and August.  
Here are some tips to make travel, whether for business or leisure, as enjoyable as possible:
•            Review your parking, dining and shopping options at
•            The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner, but remember: No fireworks of any kind are allowed on aircraft (including carry-on or checked luggage).
•            Visitors can choose from a variety of parking options for stays short or long. One option, the economy lot, is very popular this season and occasionally fills to capacity. As you enter the airport, look at the overhead signs for information on its availability.
•            If the economy lot is full, the daily lot just before the garage is a cost-effective alternative that is closer to the terminals and requires a shorter shuttle ride.
•            While waiting for your flight, treat yourself or your traveling companion to a glass of Northern California wine or a savory meal at one of several local restaurants featured at the airport.
•            Check your airline’s website for information on luggage rules and how early to arrive.
•            Picking someone up? Save gas and avoid circling. Use the Free Waiting Area, also known as the cell phone lot.  You can wait in your car for up to three hours FREE. Wait till your passenger calls, and then meet him or her at the curb.

Sacramento International Airport offers 139 daily nonstop flights to 27 cities and dozens of one-stop flights to most major national and international destinations.


The Sacramento County Department of Airport is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 150 daily nonstop flights on 10 domestic and international carriers to 30 cities. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County airport system is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit