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Excessive transport - and costs - for private aircraft anticipated for LIIs.
As of this weekend, up to 1,500 private planes will fly into the subway area, transporting NFL holders and repos, company patrons, VIPs and other high scooters. As Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport handles business aviation this weekend, the three biggest "reliever" airfields - St. Paul Downtown Airport, Anoka County-Blaine and Eden Prairie's famous Cloud Airport - are expected to experience oversized volumes of passenger flows before and after the February 4th match at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Forecasts by the Federal Aviation Administration predict that there will be more than 1,000 extra airplanes on the floor between the four major cities, all of which have restricted or no car-parks at all. Airplanes that need to remain in the area but have not ensured Parking in twin cities will be diverted to remain at airfields that are as far away as St. Cloud or Rochester, said John Welbes, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Airport Commission.
MAC has seven Twin Cities aerodromes, among them MSP. Even the match itself - between two large marketing groups with large communities of fans across the nation - is likely to play a role in driving consumer spending. FAA and NFL have developed a computer system that accepts aircraft bookings and provides time windows for take-offs and landings at every Twin Cities area.
Air transport at the MSP and the three relief aerodromes is estimated by the FAA to be two to three fold higher than usual. All four are expecting a total of 3,500 extra take-offs and landings between Thursday and Monday. "We' ll be really bustling by Friday," said Kurt Mara, an FAA transportation manager at MSP.
" Emergency airfields, which are normally open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., are open 24 hrs on Super Bowl Sunday. Across at St. Paul Downtown International Airfield, also known as Holman Field, the aircraft will be particularly overloaded from Wednesday when air traffic controllers will be closing two of the airport's three taxiways to allow aircraft to be parked on them.
Signature is the largest airline assistance company and no longer accepts private plane bookings for private use. Joseph Harris, Managing Director of Holman Harris Airports, expects to have between 200 and 250 airplanes parked on Holman Field by the end of the year. In a normal 10 weeks would be a great deal for a day," said Jim Pederson, head of Signature operations, which quadruples the number of de-icing vehicles used for maintenance of airplanes.
Mr. Harris said the airfield is working really hard to ensure that it can still take "fast turns" - that is, airplanes that take off, refuel and take off. With regard to aircrews, the historical facilities of the aerodrome include a large meeting room equipped with a large-screen TV so that aircrews can follow the match and remain near their aircraft.
Just in case of the big match, the international airports constructed a new eatery. There is a provisional flying limitation on the match date from 15:30 to 23:59, covering a 30 mile perimeter concentrating on the arena. Directly after the match, the airfield will have non-stop flights until the middle of Monday afternoons.
On Monday after the match, between 65,000 and 70,000 spectators are anticipated to leave the MSP. That' s around 20,000 more than on an average daily flight. Private airfare costs vary from $3,000 to $7,500 per hour, according to your chosen base and equipment. Ma2Jets, a New York-based private airline, said it expects to earn $2 million in revenues between charters and specialty accommodation.
With its 30 aircraft, all four of the metro's largest aerodromes are served. The majority of planes were from Philadelphia and Boston, with the average cost of a round voyage so far at $58,000, the firm said. Minor aerodromes such as the Fleming Field in South St. Paul also want to benefit from the match by absorbing congestion.
Municipal airports charge up to $1,000 for jet aircraft landing, parking and departing on its 4,000-foot long airstrip during Super Bowl Weeks. The charge for multi-engine aircraft is $500. On Monday, Joseph Carney, Interims Airports executive, said it is difficult to forecast how much air travel the terminal will see.