The Super Bowl and private jets: The most and least popular

By Doug Gollan, February 3, 2022

Super Bowl XLVIII hosted by New York City holds the record for most private jet arrivals while last year’s Super Bowl LV in Tampa set the low mark

Private aviation executives say there are several factors regarding the number of private jets descending on the Big Game. Teams, venues, and even players have a role.

According to Argus TraqPak data dating back to 2013, Super Bowl XLVIII held at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, across the river from New York City, was the most popular for private jet users since it began tracking such things in 2013.

Some 2,187 private jets arrived to see the Seattle Seahawks blowout the Denver Broncos 43-to-9.

A close second was Super Bowl LIV in Miami, where Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs drew 1,946 private jets, beating the San Francisco 49ers.

Super Bowl Private Jet Arrivals (2013 through 2021)

YearSuper BowlHost CityTeamsPrivate Jet
2021LVTampaTampa Bay, Kansas City679
2020LIVMiamiKansas City, San Francisco1,946
2019LIIIAtlantaNew England, Los Angeles1,203
2018LIIMinneapolisPhiladelphia, New England1,207
2017LIHoustonNew England, Atlanta1,440
2016LSan FranciscoDenver, Carolina1,266
2015XLVIXPhoenixNew England, Seattle1,389
2014XLVIIINew YorkSeattle, Denver2,187
2013XLVIINew OrleansBaltimore, San Francisco1,031
Source: Argus TraqPak

Last year, with Covid-19 and the home team playing in the Big Game, only 679 private jets came as Tampa Bay beat Kansas City.

The previous low was 1,031 private jet arrival in 2013. Super Bowl XLVII matched Baltimore and San Francisco in New Orleans.

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