On February 1st, the most anticipated event of the year will hit Arizona at full force. The Super Bowl is always the busiest weekend for private aviation travel. This year’s venue in Glendale, Arizona and airports in the region have spent months preparing for the big show. In 2008, Phoenix played host to the Super Bowl, giving authorities an idea on what to expect for traffic.
The closest private jet airports to the Super Bowl venue are Sky Harbor, Scottsdale, Phoenix Deer Valley, Phoenix Goodyear, Glendale Municipal, Phoenix Mesa Gateway and Chandler Municipal airport. Each of them preparing for the influx of crowd coming their way. A few of the ways FBOs plan to handle the increased amount of visitors is by implementing PRP procedures. PRP is known as Prior Permission Requested, or often referred to as ‘slots’, helping manage the flow of planes. Certain FBOs will also execute aircraft parking restrictions, only allowing passengers to be dropped off. These certain rules may damper the flexibly with arrival and departure times (Make sure you discuss this with your Magellan Jets representative when booking your Super Bowl flight.).
Tips for traveling to Arizona for the Super Bowl:
- BOOK EARLY. Due to the rules being implemented above, book early and ensure your desired flight time and FBO can be accommodated.
- BOOK CAR RENTAL ASAP. Sky Harbor Airport stated recently that they are expecting a 50% increase in car rentals. Speak with your Magellan Jets Flight Support Representative to arrange your car rental before it is too late!
- PURCHASE PARKING PASS. Renting a car? Parking for the big game will cost more than a ticket to regular season game. The cheapest pass can be purchased for $102. There will also be traffic and security restrictions around the stadium, including on cabs and private shuttle buses.
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