Updated Jan. 28, 2019

Those with companies whose business could take them to the Atlanta, GA area Jan. 29-Feb. 5 will want to familiarize themselves with the FAA’s air traffic procedures NOTAM for the area on those dates. Super Bowl LII will take place on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. EST.

Reservations will be required for arrivals and departures from Tuesday, January 29 until Tuesday, February 5 at the twenty four Atlanta area airports listed below. Reservations can be obtained through your FBO of choice at the given airport.
  • Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport – ATL
  • Dekalb – Peachtree Airport – PDK
  • Fulton County Airport – Brown Field – FTY
  • Cobb County International Airport – McCollum Field – RYY
  • Gwinnett County Airport – Briscoe Field – LZU
  • Newnan Coweta County Airport – CCO
  • Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport – PUJ
  • Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field – FFC
  • Henry County Airport – HMP
  • Griffin-Spalding County Airport – 6A2
  • Covington Municipal Airport – CVC
  • Cartersville Airport – VPC
  • West Georgia Regional Airport – O V Gray Field – CTJ
  • Cherokee County Airport – CNI
  • Athens/Ben Epps Airport – AHN
  • Barrow County Airport – WDR
  • Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport – GVL
  • Jackson County Airport – JCA
  • Thomaston-Upson County Airport – OPN
  • LaGrange-Callaway Airport – LGC
  • Harris County Airport – PIM
  • Columbus Airport – CSG
  • Auburn University Regional Airport – AUO
  • Polk County Airport – Cornelius Moore Field – 4A4

Required Route Structures for Arrivals and Departures

Arrival Route Requirements – Tuesday, Jan 29 1200 local (1700z) through Tuesday, Feb 05 1200 local (1700z)

The arrival route requirements are specific to arrivals into several Atlanta area airports. They are broken into arrival airport and direction for both Jet and Turbo Prop aircraft. These routes can be found in the FAA Air Traffic Management Procedures NOTAM.

Departure Route Requirements – Tuesday, Jan 29 1200 local (1700z) through Tuesday, Feb 05 1200 local (1700z)

The departure route requirements are specific to airport of origin and direction of flight and/or destination. These routes can be found in the FAA Air Traffic Management Procedures NOTAM.

View the FAA Air Traffic Management Procedures NOTAM in the NTAP. (PDF)


Super Bowl Special Event TFR

A TFR NOTAM (FDC NOTAM 9/5231) has been published for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA on February 3, 2019. (see link below).

Super Bowl TFR Dates/Times

Sunday, February 3 – 5:30pm EST local until 11:59pm EST local (2230z-0459z)
A 10 nautical mile ring centered around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta will prohibit GA operations at:

  • Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport – ATL
  • Dekalb – Peachtree Airport – PDK
  • Fulton County Airport – Brown Field – FTY

FAA Super Bowl TFR Advisory.

FAA Super Bowl TFR Graphic.

Super Bowl LIII TFR NOTAM (Word Doc)

TSA Gateway Screening for departures out of PDK, FTY and ATL during the Super Bowl TFR is possible

TSA Gateway screening will be allowed to accommodate DEPARTURES only out of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK), Fulton County Airport (FTY) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) during the TFR. TSA gateway screening for ARRIVALS will not be available into PDK, FTY and ATL during the TFR. To arrange TSA departure screening out of PDK, FTY and ATL during the TFR, flight operators must first obtain a “departure reservation” through your FBO of choice. If able to obtain a departure reservation the flight operator must then pre-arrange TSA screening at least 24 hours in advance. Aircraft Operators must register with the TSA for Gateway Screening no less than 24 hours prior to their scheduled departure time. Reservations for screening may be made beginning January 29 at 8:00am local EST by calling TSA at 404-763-6017. TSA Gateway screening will be available from 5:30pm local EST until 11:59pm local EST on Sunday, February 3. Pilots, crew and passengers must provide valid government issued photo identification to the TSA at the Gateway Airport prior to departure. Gateway screening will include ID verification and vetting of all pilots, crew and passengers as well as inspection of persons, baggage and aircraft.


FAA ATC Air Traffic Management Initiatives

Air traffic management initiatives can be expected throughout the week and may include the following:

  • Ground Delay Programs (GDP)
  • Airspace Flow Programs (AFP)
  • Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP)
  • Time Based Metering
  • Miles in Trail
  • Airborne Holding
  • Ground Stops

The FAA has published a webpage that contains all air traffic management related information for all Atlanta-area airspace and airports. It will be updated as additional information becomes available.

FAA Super Bowl LIII Information


U.S. Customs Information

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reports that, typical of previous Super Bowl games, a visible, airborne law-enforcement presence will be in operating within the TFR while the TFR is in effect.

Specifically, CBP states: “On game day, CBP Black Hawk crews will assist Department of Defense aircraft in detecting, tracking, and coordinating the interdiction of aircraft violating the TFR. If any aircraft violate that air space, CBP will intercept and determine if further enforcement is needed.”

Learn more details about CBP Super Bowl activities on the agency’s website.