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Increased Flight Activity Expected for Super Bowl 2016

Super Bowl 50 will be hosted on February 7, 2016 in the City of Santa Clara at Levi Stadium. The NFL and the FAA have advised that over 1,100 private jets are anticipated to fly into the Bay Area for this event, which will result in an increased amount of private jet activity in all airports in the region and will also result in commercial passenger increases at the three major Bay Area airports (Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose) to levels typically observed during peak holiday travel.

Increased private jet activity is expected to start on January 30 and run through February 9, with peak days being February 7, after the game has concluded, and February 8. During the week, especially during peak times, the FAA has advised the Oakland Airport (OAK) that numerous North Field departures are likely. Residents should therefore expect jet departures from both the South Field and the North Field at various times from January 30 through February 9, but especially during the following times:  February 7, 6:00pm – 10:00 p.m. February 8, 6:00am – 7:00 p.m.

The FAA may not be required to utilize North Field for the entirety of the time period or may need to use North Field for certain periods outside these times and OAK will advise residents through typical community advisory channels and the website ( if they expect these times to substantially change.

Traffic on Doolittle near the Airport is likely to be impacted during the peak days as well so residents should plan alternate routes or expect delays when passing through this area.

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For more information on OAK’s Noise Abatement Program, please visit their website at or contact them via their hotline at 510-563-6463.

If you want to be added to the Oakland Airport’s community advisory notification service, please e-mail them at Include your first and last name, your e-mail address or telephone number. Please indicate your preferred method of contact.

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