Aircraft on Cunningham Aviation's ramp at Arizona's Falcon Field during Super Bowl LVII
FBOs such as Cunningham Aviation at Arizona's Falcon Field (KFFZ) saw an influx of private aircraft due to Super Bowl LVII being held in nearby Glendale. (Photo: Cunningham Aviation)

Super Bowl LVII Brings Private Jets To Arizona

One FBO reported 115 private jet movements in a two-hour span the night of the big game.

Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, provided a bonanza in business aviation activity to the area's airports and FBOs. According to aircraft tracking provider FlightAware, for the five-day span of February 9–13, the eight airports in the region saw more than 1,700 business aircraft arrivals.

Those airports included Scottsdale (KSDL), Phoenix Sky Harbor International (KPHX), Phoenix Deer Valley (KDVT), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway (KIWA), Phoenix Goodyear (KGYR), Falcon Field (KFFZ), Chandler Municipal (KCHD), and Glendale Municipal (KGEU). KSDL and KPHX led the way in traffic, with 623 and 533 arrivals, respectively. Cutter Aviation told BJT it handled 481 aircraft at its KPHX location during that span, along with another 135 at KDVT, while Gateway Aviation Services, the airport-operated FBO at KIWA, reported more than 60 aircraft parked on its ramp on game day.

According to TraqPak data from Argus International, there was an exodus of private aircraft following the game. From 9 p.m. local time Superbowl Sunday until midnight, there were more than 900 departures, with KSDL and KPHX each tallying 243 during that period. Jackson Jet Center, also at KPHX, said it had 115 private jet movements in a two-hour span.