Your Guide to Chartering a Jet to the Biggest Game of the Year
The annual NFL championship game draws high volumes of air traffic into its host cities, and flights for this year’s Super Bowl in Las Vegas are already being reserved. Contact our flight coordinators to make your reservation.
Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport (KLAS) will be inundated with regular commercial flights, helicopter charters, and plenty of private jet traffic, which is expected to cause delays before the big game.
How efficiently the airport infrastructure will handle the traffic volume is out of our hands. But there are some time-tested strategies to know if you’re chartering a jet. Here are our tips:
This is the first year that Las Vegas has ever hosted the big game. City officials have been working in concert with the biggest property managers in Las Vegas to anticipate the needs of fans who will begin arriving on February 7. Air traffic control officials expect fans to start pouring into the city from February 8–10. The busiest time for arrivals will begin Sunday morning on February 10 and last until game day on February 11.
Plan an arrival before February 7 for your best bet in avoiding the largest influx of traffic. If you plan a drop-off, your operator must coordinate drop-off parking with whichever FBO has the space. The same can be said for jets parked until after game day. Available spaces are going quickly, so don’t delay reserving the space for your aircraft.
Securing reliable transportation to and from your jet is another way to avoid scrambling in the weeks leading up to your arrival in Las Vegas. The important thing to know is that some FBOs may not allow planeside pickups for airport-registered providers during the game to avoid overcrowded and dangerous ramp environments. Once your arrival plans are solidified, your broker will work to arrange the most efficient pickup possible.
We have used various transport services in years past with great success. Here are some to consider for ground transportation from the executive terminal to anywhere in the city:
Where to Stay
We’ve previously covered a few of our favorite stays in Las Vegas, but if you’re staying in Sin City for Super Bowl weekend, here are some of the other premier options that will put you in the center of the excitement:
This is a perfect hotel for guests who want a cozy suite experience while being central to all the events surrounding the weekend. With the expected traffic volume in the city, the Signature at MGM Grand is about a 20-minute drive from the executive terminal.
Caesars is a staple of the Las Vegas Strip. It offers a variety of stay options ranging up to 5,000 square feet for large gatherings. We expect a drive time to Caesars to take no more than 30 minutes during the weekend.
One of our absolute favorite locations on the strip is the Bellagio. Newly renovated suites will be in high demand during the weekend, so jump on this one quickly if you’d like to spend your weekend in one of the poshest hotels in Las Vegas. Expect about a 20-minute car ride from the executive terminal.
Las Vegas NFL Charter Flights
No matter where you stay during Super Bowl weekend, you will have plenty to keep you busy. It’s important to get ahead of the crowds to secure the best accommodations Las Vegas has to offer. Contact us today to make it happen.