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Upscale fliers get new terminal at Newark Airport


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Upscale fliers are getting a new private terminal at Newark Liberty Airport in time for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Signature Flight Support has operated at the airport for decades. Within the last year, the company tore down its existing terminal and built a new one. The 11,000-square-foot terminal and its surroundings cost about $11 million.

The terminal handles private and corporate clients, including sports teams and the occasional celebrity. General manager Eric Richardson says the awarding of the Super Bowl to MetLife Stadium in 2010 gave the project urgency.

Richardson estimates Signature will get a lot of traffic in the days leading up to the Super Bowl. He says the terminal grounds can house about 75 planes overnight.