January 4, 2012
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (The Shelbyville News) – Indianapolis will lean on regional airports in February, as an influx of planes will overload Indianapolis International Airport.
24-Hour News 8’s news partner, The Shelbyville News , reports the Shelbyville Municipal Airport has been preparing since the spring for extra aircraft.
Shelbyville’s airport manager, Darrell Shrader, tells the newspaper he likely will need 25 volunteers as he anticipates accommodating about 30 aircraft.
Super Bowl organizers told the Shelbyville airport there could be 1,000-1,300 general aviation aircraft in the region for the Super Bowl. Indianapolis International Airport should be able to handle 500-600 of those, but outlying airports will need to pick up the slack on the rest.
Overall, Super Bowl planners expect 800 aircraft to be on the ground on game day – Feb. 5.
Shelbyville Municipal Airport was still accepting reservations Tuesday.
Source: WISH TV