Addison Intercepts Bizav Flights as Snow Gripped Dallas

 - February 8, 2011, 9:30 AM

Two freak Dallas-area winter storms–one ice, the other snow–in the days leading up to the Super Bowl were bad news for air travelers trying to get to the big game. On Thursday night, a system dumped four inches of snow in an area ill equipped to handle the white stuff, causing both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth Airports to shut down completely on Friday morning. With large numbers of business aircraft crammed with football-hungry passengers set to arrive at Love Field, the alternate airport of choice quickly became Addison Airport eight miles to the north. As the snow ended Friday afternoon, Addison looked like a parking lot for the heavy iron that diverted from Love. A Million Air Addison customer service representative told AIN that most of the few dozen diversions it received remained at ADS until after the game. Addison sits next to the Dallas North Toll road, which made the trip to Cowboy Stadium only a few minutes longer than it would have been from Love Field.