As those lucky enough to see the Giants take on the Patriots in this year’s Super Bowl rematch prepare to make the trip to Indy, a number of FBOs are taking extra steps to vie for the large increase in private aircraft traffic.
One FBO kicking off the festivities in a big way is Million Air, located at Indianapolis International Airport. In celebration of the game, the FBO is converting a heated aircraft hangar into what they are calling the VIP Touchdown Lounge, an area equipped with flat screens, food, drinks, an IndyCar simulator and an aircraft static display.
The lounge will remain open all weekend, including from 8 a.m. to midnight on gameday, and will boast a visit from Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, according to the FBO.
Other FBOs, such as those in the Avfuel network, are offering double and triple Avtrip points for those flying into Indianapolis and the surrounding area over Super Bowl weekend.
Around 1,500 general aviation and business aircraft are expected to descend on the area for February 5’s big game. In anticipation of the heavy traffic flow, airports and FBOs are also upping landing and parking fees, with Indianapolis International alone charging all aircraft a $75 landing fee.
Those flying in for the game can find tailored information online provided by the Super Bowl Host Committee at “Know Before You Go: General And Business Aviation Information Hub.”