Airport ramp packed with private aircraft
The NFL's annual championship game typically serves as a magnet for private aircraft. This year's contest in Glendale, Arizona, coincides with a major pro golf tournament in the area which is also expected to attract aircraft-borne spectators and participants.

Slot Reservations Required for Superbowl LVII

Flying privately to the game? Read this immediately.

With the recent end of the NFL regular season, the business aviation community’s eyes now turn to the Super Bowl, which will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12.

The championship contest traditionally attracts scores of business jets and that traffic will be compounded this year by a major professional golf tournament—the Waste Management Phoenix Open—held in the area that same week. This will add further business aircraft volume, according to the National Business Aviation Association’s air traffic services.

To help expedite the expected traffic to both events, a ramp reservation system is operational and reservations will be required from February 7 to 14 for all arrivals and departures, including drop-and-goes, at airports in the metropolitan Phoenix area. They include Glendale Municipal (KGEU), Phoenix Goodyear (KGYR), Phoenix Deer Valley (KDVT), Phoenix Sky Harbor (KPHX), Scottsdale (KSDL), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (KIWA), Chandler Municipal (KCHD), and Falcon Field (KFFZ).

Each FBO has been allocated available slot times, and reservations must be made through either the service provider or the airport authority. Regularly scheduled air carriers and air-taxi operations are exempt from the reservation requirement. Due to limited parking availability, drop-and-go operations are encouraged versus overnight stays.

With Las Vegas expected to attract its own crowd of private aircraft during the weekend of the big game, as well as its proximity to the game venue for use as a staging area, Harry Reid International, Henderson Executive, and North Las Vegas airports will also require reservations during that time.