Miami, Florida,
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July
2019
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09:06 PM
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Miami Executive Airport now open late for international arrivals

Private jet airport gains extended CBP screening hours

(MIAMI, JULY 3, 2019) Miami Executive Airport (TMB), one of the busiest general aviation airports in the U.S., can now welcome international passengers until midnight on the peak days of Thursday through Monday, thanks to a new agreement between the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

“Extending the hours for passport clearance at Miami Executive Airport paves the way for increased growth at our County’s busiest general aviation airport.I commend County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez for spearheading this important initiative, and the Aviation Department and CBP for their partnership in bringing it to completion.”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

The pilot program, which began on June 6, allows MDAD to reimburse CBP for extended passport screening hours to process international private jet or charter flight passengers entering the U.S. at TMB. As of June 6, the new hours of operation for passport screening at TMB are 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Monday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Previously, the hours of operation were 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

“Miami Executive is one of the primary entry points to our community for corporate and private jet travelers, handling more than 200,000 flights annually. I am glad to have sponsored the resolution for the pilot program. Thank you to my colleagues on the County Commission for voting in favor of this agreement, which will help boost economic development and leisure travel to the second busiest airport in Miami-Dade County.”
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez
“As one of the busiest GA airports in the country and as a reliever airport for Miami International Airport, Miami Executive Airport will now be able to serve its international passengers with greater convenience. We are proud to partner with CBP on this pilot program, which improves Miami-Dade County’s ability to serve as the gateway of the Americas.”
Lester Sola, MIA Director and CEO
“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is committed to finding ways to expand partnerships that allow the agency to efficiently facilitate legitimate trade and travel. CBP works closely with critical partners and stakeholders to identify areas for new and expanded services."  
CBP Miami Port Director Christopher Maston
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