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American Airlines, Among Others Add Flights to Miami for the Super Bowl



American which is Miami’s hometown airline and the city’s largest carrier announced Monday that they plan to add special flights to Miami from Kansas City, San Francisco and San Jose for football fans wishing to attend the big game. On Jan. 31, two days before the game, the airline added four flights to its schedule from Kansas City International Airport to Miami International Airport with four returning flights on Monday, Feb. 3. The Bay Area will see a total of five additional flights from American proceeding the game and four flights returning the day after.


JetBlue will gear up for the big game by adding an additional 2,000 seats for those interested in the game, according to a statement on Monday.


Flights operated by JetBlue will fly into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which is just 14 miles away from Hard Rock Stadium, the home the Miami Dolphins and  Super Bowl LIV, according to World Airline News.


From San Francisco, the carrier will add more than a dozen flights to Fort Lauderdale. Fox Business reported that the airline typically offers up to three daily flights on the San Francisco-Fort Lauderdale route but for the special occasion, passengers will see up to five daily flights on the peak travel days. The airline also added ten flights between Fort Lauderdale and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.


“Flight schedules have been expanded to ensure travelers arrive in South Florida in time for the big game, with return direction flights offered across a variety of convenient times,” JetBlue said.


Southwest Airlines will operate five flights from Kansas City to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31, which is up from its normal twice daily flights and one new nonstop flight from San Jose, all with returning flights on Feb. 3, according to World Airline News.


“Our extra flight options are designed to make it easier for more fans to get to and from the championship weekend,” said Brook Sorem, Southwest’s senior director of network planning to Fox Business. “Our all-star Teams across the nation, especially in South Florida, will provide exceptional hospitality for fans that’s sure to be score-board worthy.”


The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl LIV after both teams defeated their opponents in their respective NFC and AFC Championship Games on Sunday.


The historic match will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 2.