Airport Offers Travel Tips For a Busy Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Season

Fresno Yosemite International Airport Offers Travel Tips For a Busy Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Season

Fresno, CA (May 22, 2024)– Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) expects a busy Memorial Day holiday travel weekend. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) projects it will screen more than 25,000 departing passengers from FAT starting Thursday, May 23 through Tuesday, May 28.

The single busiest day projected at FAT is Friday, May 24 when more than 4,200 travelers are expected to be screened through the security checkpoint. Thursday, May 23 will be busy as well when TSA expects to screen more than 3,900 people.

Record setting passenger volumes are predicted nationwide for this summer’s travel season including at FAT.

During the busy Memorial Day weekend and summer season, FAT offers these tips to help passengers with their travels:

Arrive Early

Passengers are strongly encouraged to arrive early at the airport up to two hours prior to domestic flight departures and up to three hours prior to international flights.

 Prepare for TSA Security Screening

Pack smart by starting with empty bags. By packing for travel with empty bags, passengers are less likely to bring prohibited items through a TSA checkpoint. Check for prohibited items by using the “What Can I Bring?” page on .

Review TSA’s 3-1-1 Liquids Rule for liquid, gels, and aerosols in carry-on bags.

Electronic devices such as cellphones, laptops or gaming consoles and other personal valuables should be placed in your personal item or carry-on bag, not your checked bag.

Passengers in need of additional assistance during the security screening process are encouraged to contact TSA Cares.

Be prepared for any scenario. Have your photo identification and boarding pass ready in case you are unexpectedly asked for it. This will prevent slowing down the screening process.

Monitor Airline Flight Status

Download airline apps to receive real-time updates such flight status, boarding times, gate numbers and any other important announcements.

Travelers are advised to immediately contact their airline if their flight has been impacted.

Medications should be kept on their person in the event of delayed checked, or gate checked carry-on baggage.

Plan for Parking, Ground Transportation, and Passenger Pickup

Parking is in high demand during peak travel periods. Keep an alternate parking lot in mind in case your first choice is no longer available upon arrival.

Rideshare drop-off and pick-up area, Fresno Area Express (FAX), and V-Line are in front of terminal Departures curb at the center median.

Taxi service is across from the Baggage Claim doors at the center median.

A free Cell Phone Waiting Area is conveniently located near the terminal to accommodate friends and family who are picking up arriving passengers. Drivers must stay with their vehicles.

Parking and ground transportation maps are available at .

Remain Aware

Report suspicious activities, and remember: If You See Something, Say Something.

Enjoy More Flights, More Destinations, More Often

New routes at FAT this summer include:

  • Delta Air Lines service to Atlanta – beginning June 7
  • Southwest Airlines to Dallas Love Field – beginning June 8

Seasonal service resuming this summer include:

  • United Airlines to Chicago

Check for Memorial Day and Summer Travel Updates

For the latest Memorial Day and summer travel updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @iflyfresno or visit our website at .

Fresno Yosemite International Airport – Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is one of the largest drivers in economic activity in the Central San Joaquin Valley. Domestic and international carriers serving FAT offer Valley travelers daily nonstop flights to Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Guadalajara, León, and Morelia in Mexico and soon Atlanta (June 2024) and Dallas Love Field (June 2024).

Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Fresno Chandler Executive Airport are municipally owned entities operating as a self-supporting enterprise.

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