49th Super Bowl set to maintain title as the most travelled to event by private jet.
As the USA prepares to host it’s most famous sporting spectacle on Sunday, airports in Pheonix are readying for an influx of private jets as an ever increasing number of VIPs and high net-worth individuals swarm to the event.
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League, the highest level of professional football in the United States. The game will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona with over 63,000 people set to attend.
The area will be inundated with 1,200 to 1,400 private and commercial flights. Scottsdale Airport is expecting a 54 percent increase in corporate jet traffic, while Pheonix Sky Harbor International Airport, the main aviation hub for the game, will be providing parking for 250 private jets. The extent of the amount of air traffic coming into the area will be demonstrated on Sunday and Monday, where mass departures will result in an aircraft taking off every minute or so.
The big game will see the Seattle Seahawks attempt to retain their crown as the National Football League champions, having defeated the Denver Broncos last year. Whatever the case, the game is set to be an interesting one with their opponents, the New England Patriots, holding the record for the most Super Bowl appearances.