HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss. -- The Stennis International Airport in South Mississippi is going to be an over flow facility for private and corporate jets headed to the Super Bowl if airports in New Orleans are too full.
The airport served in the same capacity when the Super Bowl first came to New Orleans 11 years ago. “About a 100, 110 airplanes showed up,” said Airport Director Bill Cotter.
A lot of big names have already reserved space at the airport. Cotter won’t say who but, “ the last go around, I think it was Miss Mary J Blige, sang the National Anthem. She flew out before the game was over. And then a number of NFL players, past and present. It was a pretty good crowd.”
Those flights are expected to start arriving the Thursday before the big game.