On May 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility will officially open at the Boca Raton Airport.
The grand opening will be commemorated the night before with a ribbon cutting ceremony and invite-only reception which will include a program of speakers representing the Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA), the City of Boca Raton, the Florida Department of Transportation, and US Customs and Border Protection. BRAA Board Members and civic and local dignitaries, such as BRAA Chair Mitch Fogell, Mayor Scott Singer, City Council Members, airport tenants and business leaders are expected to be in attendance at the highly anticipated event.
“This customs facility will stand as Boca Raton Airport’s first step onto the international stage,” said Airport Executive Director Clara Bennett. “Having CBP services in Boca Raton will open us up to international travel and business in a way that will benefit our city and region for decades to come.”
In addition to increasing Boca Raton’s appeal to international travelers and area businesses, the CBP facility will make travel safer and more efficient for the local aviation community.
As of May 31st when the facility opens, pilots will be able to fly directly into the Boca Raton Airport when returning from international flight instead of first stopping at a nearby airport to clear customs. Eliminating the extra flight leg lessens fuel consumption, decreases noise from low flying aircraft and mitigates the safety risks associated with takeoffs and landings.
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