NetJets, Van Nuys were the private jet winners of Super Bowl XLVIII

NetJets accounted for 24.3% of all private jet arrivals to Las Vegas area airports leading up to the San Francisco vs. Kansas City showdown.

By Doug Gollan, February 12, 2024

As expected, NetJets was the winner of Super Bowl XLVIII when it came to which operator had the most private jet flights.

NetJets for the win

Regarding the top operators, 214 flights operated by NetJets arrived in Las Vegas between Feb 9 and 11, according to an analysis by WingX.

The unit of Berkshire Hathaway is the largest private jet operator in the world.

Airports included KLAS (Harry Reid), KHND (Henderson Executive), KVGT (North Las Vegas), and KBVU (Boulder City).

Flexjet was second, with 46 flights.

Las Vegas-based operators Cirrus Aviation and Thrive Aviation followed with 25 and 20 flights, respectively.

By-the-seat JSX, which offers scheduled flights using private terminals, clocked 27 arrivals over the three days.

Overall, arrivals were down 19% compared to 2023’s game in Phoenix.

When all was said and done, Las Vegas saw 882 arrivals versus 1,085 the previous year.

Still, it was an impressive win for NetJets, which accounted for 24.3% of arrivals.

NetJets and the union representing its pilots, NJASAP, reached an agreement in principle for a new contract on Friday.

Busiest Super Bowl airports

Surprisingly, no Kansas City or San Francisco area airport was in the top five airports in terms of origin.

Van Nuys was the origin airport for the most flights, with 100 flights to Las Vegas over the three days covered by the WingX analysis.

Scottsdale was second with 41 flights, while Los Angeles International Airport had 34 flights.

Bob Hope Burbank saw 32 Vegas-bound departures. That includes Taylor Swift’s Dassault Falcon 7X.

John Wayne-Orange County added 29 more flights bound for Vegas.

WingX Managing Director Richard Koe says one caveat with the numbers is there is no way of telling what percent of the arrivals in Las Vegas were explicitly for the Super Bowl.

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