Fresno Yosemite International Airport tips for busy Memorial Day weekend

Passengers are encouraged to arrive early this weekend, which is projected to be one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport expects over 25,000 people to travel out of the airport during the Memorial Day weekend, running from May 23 through May 28. 

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) projects Friday to be the busiest day with over 4,200 travelers expected. 


Here’s a list of tips that Fresno Yosemite International Airport is offering to passengers to help navigate the busy weekend: 

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

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