New CBP facility opened at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona, US

The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona, US, has opened a new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, extending the existing facility at the airport.


The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona, US, has opened a new Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, extending the existing facility at the airport.

Located within the airport’s Gateway Aviation Centre, the revamped facility will provide improved federal inspection services for international passengers and cargo.

The facility also complements the flight support services offered by the airport’s fixed base operator (FBO), Gateway Aviation Services.

"Our ability to provide US Customs services at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport creates additional air transportation opportunities and economic benefit for the entire region."

The new CBP office is expected to assist corporate travel between the US, Mexico and Canada.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority executive director and CEO J. Brian O’Neill said: “Our ability to provide US Customs services at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport creates additional air transportation opportunities and economic benefit for the entire region.

“With three 10,000ft runways and a foreign trade zone (FTZ) designation, businesses from all sectors are realising the many advantages of locating at or near the airport.”

With around 2,000 employees, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport currently serves various companies, including Cessna, Embraer and Able Engineering.

In August, the airport received a $9m grant from the country’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), under a major airfield reconstruction project.

The grant would be used to replace more than 10,00,000ft² of concrete originally built at the airport in 1941.