Van Nuys to celebrate grand opening of US customs and border protection facility


Van Nuys Airport, one of the world’s busiest general aviation airports, and Signature Flight Support are to celebrate the grand opening of the new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at the California, USA, airport. The event will celebrate the return of international clearance services at Van Nuys at the new 1,528ft² CBP facility. The event will be held on Thursday, August 13.

Van Nuys has been without CBP officers since 2007 when on-call customs services were suspended at all airports within the Los Angeles basin except at Los Angeles International Airport.

Since opening on May 21, 2015, more than 75 international flights have been successfully cleared, providing direct benefits for business travelers and the local economy, and reducing airspace congestion in Southern California.

CBP services are provided in a dedicated facility. CBP is available by advance reservation under the federal User Fee Facility Program, making Van Nuys the only general aviation airport in Los Angeles to offer on-site CBP inspection and clearance services.

“The addition of CBP services at VNY will add significant convenience for travelers entering the United States from abroad,” said Curt Castagna, president of the Van Nuys Airport Association, an airport tenant organization that supported the launch of customs service.

“Clients will be able to fly directly to VNY without an additional stop at another airport to clear customs.”

August 11, 2015

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