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Super Bowl will make Tampa International Airport busiest airport in the country

TPA will have 200+ private jets parked on the ground
Posted at 4:59 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 14:49:33-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa International Airport will be the busiest airport in the country this Super Bowl Weekend.

There will be an influx of private jets flying into the airport this weekend, with fans headed right to the Super Bowl. TPA said they have been planning for this busy weekend for over a year now.

Come Super Bowl Sunday, Tampa International Airport expects to have more than 200 private jets parked on the ground.

With this huge number of planes, TPA is expected to be the busiest airport in the country – if not the world – following the Super Bowl on Monday.

To make sure things go smoothly and safely TPA is working with local law enforcement, TSA at the federal level and the Federal Aviation Administration.

“We’re actually working with an FAA reservation system where each aircraft will have a slot time for both the arrival and their departure to make sure that we can manage that influx of air traffic,” said Brett Fay Director of General Aviation, at Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.

Usually, TPA has about 50 private jets that come through daily. Over the next 72 hours, the airport will see that increase by 300%.

Masks and social distancing are required at the private terminals.

TPA said getting fans to and from the super bowl safely is their top priority.