Friday, 24 August 2012

Shannon Airport's US Pre-Clearance US facility ©

Shannon Airport is the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to offer Full US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) per-clearance facilities to airlines travelling to the USA. In 1986 the US opened the United States border pre-clearance facility at Shannon.

This facility enables airlines to land at any airport in the USA enabling passengers to pre-clear all formalities for US Immigration, Customs and Agriculture.

Shannon Airport is a well established technical stop for aircraft en-route to the USA accordingly the airport offers dedicated facilities for Business jet operators to pre-clear US CBP which opened on 1st March 2010.

Aer Lingus, British Airways on it's twice daily business flight London City to New York JFK route which stops in Shannon, Delta Airlines and United Airlines use US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pre-clearance facilities at Shannon


                                                   




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Dublin Airport's US Pre-Clearance facility ©


The United States Customs and Border Protection (US CBP) facility at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 opened in January 2011, is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin prior to departure.

Having cleared USCBP, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals, which allows for a faster processing through their arrival airport in the United States including the checking through of any baggage to the traveller's final destination.

Dublin Airport is one of the selected few airports outside North America which offer the CBP facility used by Aer Lingus, American Airlines,Delta Airlines, US Airways and United Airlines.

                                                 



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