DALLAS – The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has outlined a special safety plan for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday, February 11.
Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) will see increased visitor flows in the coming days as the city hosts the NFL Super Bowl from February 7 to 11. Airlines have added frequencies to Vegas ahead of the event, which may seem like a rehash of the past since competing teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, competed in the National Football League’s championship just four years ago.
Demand for flights to Las Vegas will pick up in the middle of next week, and not just from scheduled commercial airlines. Celebrities, VIPs, and other fans will also jet into the city on privately operated flights and aircraft. Monday and Tuesday after the game will be the busiest at LAS.
The festivities mean that there is a need for heightened security at event venues, on transportation, at accommodation venues, and in the local area. With fans and spectators expected to flock to LAS from Kansas City and the Bay Area, several airlines have put on more flights to assist people wanting to attend the event.
LAS Tower with American Airbus A319. Photo: Andrew Henderson/Airways
Las Vegas Airports Operations
Las Vegas’ five airports can expect to see more take-offs and landings than usual from February 7 to 12. More planes will be parked at these airports during Super Bowl week. Passengers are advised to check out and arrive at their designated airport on time to enable things to run smoothly. They are also reminded to check in and reach security gates with plenty of time.
American Airlines (AA), Southwest Airlines (WN), and United Airlines (UA) have added extra flights from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to LAS. AA has added five flights between MCI and LAS from February 8 to 12. United has reportedly added six roundtrip flights between MCI and LAS.