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Private jet business soars for the Super Bowl

Greg Raiff, CEO of Private Jet Services, has a business boom as riders head to NFL’s big game.
Greg Raiff, CEO of Private Jet Services, has a business boom as riders head to NFL’s big game.Credit: photos/Jonathan Alcorn for The Boston Globe

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For many people traveling to the Super Bowl on Sunday, squeezing into an economy class seat is not part of the equation.

Why fly with the masses when you can charter a jet equipped with couches and cooked-to-order steaks and a flight attendant wearing your team’s jersey?

For companies that provide private jet service to the rich, famous, and other high rollers, the Super Bowl of their business is, well, the Super Bowl. Demand soars as wealthy individuals and corporate heavy hitters pull out the stops to see and be seen at the most buzzed-about sporting event of the year.

Even with Boston’s proximity to the game, being played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., local aviation companies are still getting a big boost.

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