As the New York Super Bowl fast approaches, the area’s Fixed Base Operators are offering a variety of incentives to potential customers, with many of the best deals being publicised at the NBAA’s Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in New Orleans.
Sheltair, which has FBOs at five of the airports in the local area had representatives on hand to provide operational information, together with details of events planned for the big day from its bases at John F. Kennedy International, La Guardia, MacArthur, Republic and Francis S. Gabreski Airports. Waiving the usual special-event fees and doubling its AVTRIP rewards points, Sheltair warned potential customers that, due to the increased pressure on the already limited hangar space at MacArthur and Republic airports, allocations could only be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
An FBO at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, Hawthorne Global Aviation, was also at the show; taking advantage of its location slightly away from what will be the busiest airspace to offer what promises to be an exciting customer experience. A twin-engine helicopter can be hired for a 20 minute flight to either New York City prior to the Super Bowl games or Teterboro Airport for the games themselves, at a round-trip cost of $5,000.