CHAMBLEE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Tickets to Super Bowl LIII, hotel room for several nights, transportation, not to mention food and other entertainment could run someone up into a five-digit budget fairly quickly this weekend.
But those who want to be inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sunday night know the expense and likely have the means to cover it easily. And that is showing at Georgia’s second busiest airport.
Peachtree-DeKalb Airport has become a temporary home to some of the priciest chariots in town. Some of the jets parked on the runway could set back owners more than $20 million.
The reliever airport has become so crowded, officials have closed down one of its runways to park all the extra planes.
The airport, which sits in the middle of Chamblee, has a voluntary curfew between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The program asks all pilots not to take off during that time because it is in the middle of a densely populated residential area, but already several filed flights plans show planes taking off well into Monday morning. Airport officials say they cannot enforce a mandatory curfew due to FAA regulations.