New York-area Airports Gearing up for the Big Game

 - January 28, 2014, 3:05 PM

With the Super Bowl just five days away, there is still parking space at the major business aviation airports in the New York City area. The five FBOs at Teterboro Airport, less than five miles from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., have received more than 800 reservations from tomorrow through next Tuesday morning, including passenger drop-offs.

As of yesterday, some service providers at Teterboro were still accepting reservations for the weekend. On game day, Sunday, the airport will be closed to general aviation traffic under an expected eight-mile-wide TFR centered on the stadium from 4 p.m. local time until an hour after the game ends.

At Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., authorities are expecting more than 120 private aircraft in the days leading up to the big game. While the airport is farther from the stadium than TEB it will be unaffected by the stadium TFR, so passengers are likely to encounter fewer ground delays at HPN, according to airport manager Peter Scherrer.

Other nearby options are Morristown and Essex County Airport, while farther afield are Long Island Republic and MacArthur Airports; Trenton Mercer County Airport; Atlantic City Airport; and Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y.

NBAA has set up a Super Bowl XLVIII information page to provide operators flying in for the game with the latest advisories and airspace restrictions in the New York City metro area.