American Airlines, JetBlue and Southwest have added nonstop options to and from South Florida a few days before the big game on Feb. 2, as well as one day after the champion of the National Football League's 100th season is crowned.
Just two days before the big kickoff, the world's largest low-cost air carrier will have five nonstop flights from Kansas City, Mo., to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Jan. 31, up from its traditional three flights.
There will also be a nonstop flight from San Jose, Calif., to Ft. Lauderdale and the connecting and one-stop service currently available.
"Our extra flight options are designed to make it easier for more fans to get to and from the championship weekend," said Brook Sorem, senior director of network planning. "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."
On Feb. 3, the carrier will have five nonstop flights bringing fans back to Kansas City and an additional nonstop flight headed back to San Jose. In addition, fans who are traveling during the big game can watch it live on TV on FOX on any Southwest Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft.
Miami’s hometown airline and the largest carrier serving Miami International Airport added flights from Kansas City, Mo., and San Francisco, and San Jose, Calif.
The airline will have four flights departing Kansas City, two flights departing from San Jose and one flight departing San Fransisco on Jan. 31. to South Florida. The carrier will have eight flights departing South Florida back to San Jose, San Fransisco and Kansas City on Feb. 3.
“We know dedicated fans have watched every pass, play and penalty that got their teams to this moment and what it means to root for them in person,” said Vasu Raja, American’s senior vice president of network strategy.
The airline also added larger aircraft from its hubs in New York, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Chicago to accommodate the additional traffic to the game.
Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3, the airline added more than a dozen flights between San Francisco and Fort Lauderdale.
JetBlue typically operates up to three flights a day to Fort Lauderdale, however, for this shortened period, the airline will offer up to five daily flights on the peak travel days.
"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.
"New York’s Hometown Airline" is also expanding service to South Florida from New York City. Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4, the airline added 10 flights to its schedule between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale, resulting in an additional 2,000 seats for those interested in flying to the game.
The airline will also offer an "onboard entertainment experience" for those flying throughout the U.S. during the game.
The Niners and Chiefs are slated to face off at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins, on Feb. 2. It has been quite some time since either franchise advanced to the national championship known for drawing in a massive audience.
The game will be televised on FOX and live-streamed on the FOX Sports App and FOXSports.com. Kickoff will begin around 6:30 p.m. ET.