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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service Open for Business at Skagit Regional Airport

 

After months of planning and preparation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection service is now available at Skagit Regional Airport.

 

This new entry service program, which will be available 24 hours a day, will bring great benefit to the Skagit Regional Airport, as well as pilots and travelers flying internationally.

 

This service has been a longtime goal for the Port of Skagit, and after months of planning and discussion, the program came to fruition when U.S. Customs and Border Protection came up with a Reimbursable Services Program format.  

 

Before this service was available at the Port of Skagit, pilots had to go through customs at the larger area airports when travelling internationally.  Now they can enter the U.S. at Skagit Regional Airport, adding a new level of convenience for them and their passengers.

 

“U.S. Customs availability at the Skagit Regional will increase the use of the airport by both recreational and international business aircraft.  This is an economic positive for our community and will lead to the creation of more family wage jobs.”  Port Commissioner Kevin Ware explains.

 

Additional positive impacts that the Skagit Regional Airport anticipate include bringing more business opportunities to the Skagit Valley and increased demand for Port businesses who provide aircraft fueling, maintenance and transient services. 

 

In preparation for the added service, the Port of Skagit remodeled a former operations office at the airport to accommodate the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office within the current terminal.    The Port was also able to repurpose apron space to meet the needs of customs operations.

 

Please visit our website to learn more about this new service by clicking HERE

  

If you are a reporter seeking information about the Port of Skagit, please call Andrew Entrikin, community outreach administrator, at 360-757-0011 or email andrew@portofskagit.com