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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10, 2016

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Opens Expanded U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility

MESA, Ariz. — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport today announced the opening of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility adjacent to one of the airport’s three 10,000 foot runways. The larger, upgraded space, located within the Gateway Aviation Center, will enable CPB to more efficiently and securely provide federal inspection services for international passengers and cargo.

Gateway Airport’s CBP facility is staffed during business hours on weekdays and is available 24-hours a day by appointment.  The office complements the flight support services provided by Gateway Aviation Services, the airport’s fixed base operator (FBO), for commercial, corporate, military, and general aviation customers.

“Our ability to provide U.S. Customs services at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport creates additional air transportation opportunities and economic benefit for the entire region,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E., Executive Director/CEO of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority.  “With three 10,000 foot runways and a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation, businesses from all sectors are realizing the many advantages of locating at or near the airport.” 

Mesa Mayor John Giles, Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority added, “The new offices for Customs and Border Protection will facilitate additional corporate travel between Phoenix, Mexico and Canada; and improves upon the wide range of service offerings already available at Gateway.” 

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is the 43rd busiest Airport in the United States based on operations and is home to dozens of companies including Cessna, Embraer, Able Engineering, and many others that collectively employ over 2,000 people at the airport. 

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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA).  PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 38 cities via Allegiant and welcomes more than 1.3 million passengers each year.  Corporate, military and general aviation customers are served by the Gateway Aviation Center, a 24-hour full service FBO located just north of the passenger terminal.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Strategic Communications/Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617