Sky Harbor prepares for influx of travelers for Super Bowl

Sky Harbor is getting ready for the increase in people coming to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

The busiest day at the airport is expected to be February 2, the day after the Super Bowl, according to Sky Harbor Airport spokesperson Heather Lissner.

The airport will reportedly have a 60 percent increase in passengers. Lissner says on an average day, Sky Harbor has about 110,000 passengers come through. On February 2, they're expecting about 180,000 passengers.

All those extra passengers are expected to increase takeoffs and landings by about 400 on the day after the Super Bowl.

Lissner says an estimated 1,100 business and private jets are expected to come through the valley for the big game. They'll use Sky Harbor, Phoenix Deer Valley, Phoenix Goodyear and other airports around the Phoenix area.

To help ease the increase of travelers, taxis will be increased by about 50 percent and staging areas and a curb management plan for limos and shuttles will be in place.

Travelers can make things easier on themselves by using Sky Harbor's Early Bag Check on American/US Airways, Southwest and United at three locations: the light rail station, East Economy Parking and the Rental Car Center.

In addition, the Sky Train is open in all of Sky Harbor's terminals to easily connect travelers with the light rail.
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