In Forbes this week, private aviation and luxury travel writer Doug Gollan raised the question of whether or not private jet travelers would be flying to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles in large numbers this weekend. Garrett Seiple, Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications for Magellan Jets, was among those who discussed the expected volume of Super Bowl private travel in the article.
The piece, titled “Will Super Bowl LVI Be A Dud For Private Jets?” notes that, just a few weeks ago, many in the industry believed the event could set records for private jet travel. “The high-water mark was 2014 when the Big Game (Seattle 43, Denver 9) was hosted by New York City and attracted 2,187 private jets,” Gollan writes.
Now, with Los Angeles’ home team Rams playing and with the Bengals being a smaller-market team, the initial “record breaking” assessment has changed; Gollan notes that last year, with the impact of COVID and the home team in the game, the Super Bowl saw just 679 private jets. Of course, the availability issues facing the private aviation industry are still a factor in flight volume, too.
Here’s what Seiple had to say regarding the level of Super Bowl private jet volume Magellan Jets has seen:
We are not seeing the very large group requests come in as we had in pre-covid days. In years past, we have routinely booked charters for groups of twenty people and upward of one hundred people as large corporate businesses sought to bring clients and employees to the Big Game. Instead, this year we see requests and bookings from private individuals and just the people closest to them with passengers numbering between two to four people per trip.
For more information, read Magellan’s tips for private travel to the Big Game in 2022, and explore the different ways to fly with Magellan Jets—or click the link below to read the full Forbes article.