Roughly 1,600 private jets flew into Houston for Super Bowl LI this past week. When Minnesota hosts the sports event in 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium, regional airport officials are expecting a large portion of VIP flyers to choose St. Paul Downtown Airport, also known as Holman Field.

St. Paul is the primary-reliever and principal-corporate-reliever airport for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It is designed specifically for corporate traffic and receives one-third of all private air traffic…