Kansas City fans are flocking to Phoenix to watch Airshare ambassador Patrick Mahomes battle the Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl
If you want to find about half of Airshare’s fleet in one place, head to Phoenix.
According to a report in the Kansas City Business Journal, hometown fans of the Kansas City Chiefs and clients of the Lenexa, Kansas-based fractional private jet operator, have booked about half its fleet for flights to the Super Bowl.
The 57th edition of the Big Game is being played on Sunday, Feb. 12th, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
The Chiefs MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a spokesperson for Airshare, which last year ranked as the 9th largest private jet operator in the U.S. based on fractional and charter flight hours.
Finding landing slots
Airshare CEO John Owen told the local news outlet that his biggest concern is logistics.
He said, “It’s all the uncontrollable aspects that are harder, such as making sure you have a slot, which is a time that you can actually get in and out of the airport. That’s the harder part because there are so many airplanes flying in and out that you’ve got to make sure you’ve got a slot at an airport that makes sense.”
Adding to the crush is the PGA Tour’s WM Phoenix Open is also taking place this weekend.
Scottsdale Municipal Airport, one of several airports in the area serving private jets, ranked as 8th busiest private jet airport last year. It averaged 86 departures per day.
Arizona Central reports the metro Phoenix airports can expect to see over 4,000 more takeoffs and landings than usual, plus about 1,100 more planes parked at airports during Super Bowl week.
While Airshare flies Phenom 300s and Challenger 350s which both seat eight passengers, Owen said the company also chartered a larger jet for a customer who needed 30 seats.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 1.5 point favorites to beat the Chiefs, according to CBS Sports.
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