(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) — Companies providing private jet services are seeing a boom in business for Sunday’s Super Bowl, as many football fans look to chartered planes for their travels to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Celebrities and wealthy attendees are going all out to attend one of the year’s biggest sporting events, according to the Boston Globe. About 15 percent of the crowd is expected to get to the game by way of private jet. Officials anticipate around 80,000 attendees.
Greg Raiff, chief executive of Private Jet Services Group in Seabrook, N.H. told the Globe the jump is enough to increase his business by one-third this winter.
“The Super Bowl is like Christmas for the private jet business,” Raiff said. “It’s the holiday that the NFL gives us.”
Prices from private planes leaving Boston start at $25,000 for a round trip, while fans from Denver and Seattle shell out as much as $55,000 for a 10-plus-passenger aircraft. Some companies set the Super Bowl mood with flight attendants donning jerseys and decorations with team colors.
Teterboro Airport is expecting more than 800 aircrafts during the week of the big game.
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Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
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