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CVG works with Wheels Up to realise FBO
A $1.2 million construction project led by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International is now operational. The airport engaged Wheels Up, the private jet operator, to use an existing portion of its facility as an FBO.
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The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport (CVG) is now a direct international destination for private aircraft thanks to the opening of a new general aviation facility at the onsite FBO Wheels Up Jet Center (formerly Delta Jet Center). The facility will provide on-demand, onsite US Customs and Border Protection clearance for private aircraft, allowing private aircraft to clear customs, ensuring that travel and trade can move more expeditiously through the airport. Previously, CBP provided customs clearance for private aircraft on a limited, case-by-case basis.

The $1.2 million construction project, led by the airport, is now open and operational. CVG airport engaged Wheels Up, the current private jet operator, to use an existing portion of its facility for the FBO. CBP will staff and operate in the facility in partnership with Wheels Up.

“This was an important project for CVG as it expands the US customs clearance capabilities at our airport, benefiting private jet travellers and making CVG even more efficient and accessible,” says Candace McGraw, CEO of CVG airport.

“This new facility provides updated technology and a secure location for our officers to simultaneously complete our anti-terrorism mission and give the public better access to these necessary services,” adds Cincinnati Port director Richard Gillespie. “With this modernised general aviation facility, we will enhance public safety while continuing to support legitimate trade and travel.”

“We are proud to be serving international private flights securely and efficiently at the Wheels Up Jet Center,” concludes Tom Bergeson, COO of Wheels Up. “The redesigned facility is a world class operation, and we look forward to welcoming businesses and travellers from around the world through our doors.”

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