Sky Harbor International Airport is ready for an unprecedented wave of passengers for Super Bowl 49.  Spokeswoman July Rodriguez says hundreds of volunteers will be on hand to offer assistance to thousands of passengers landing at Sky Harbor for the Super Bowl and other big Valley events.  About 400

Navigator volunteers will be readily available to provide directions, information and friendly assistance, along with 200 volunteers to help customers with Super Bowl-related questions.

It’s taken a year of prepping and planning to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Sky Harbor restaurants and shops will have extended hours during Super Bowl week with plenty of Super Bowl merchandise already available to buy.  Taxis and rental car services are on high alert.  Sky Harbor is pumping up taxi service by 50 percent and rental car companies are stocking up on cars.
Rodriguez says Sky Harbor will make history the day after the Super Bowl, February 2, with over 70-thousand additional passengers clamoring to fly out.

Super Bowl 2015 is Sunday, February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.

Kris Dugan