New International Arrivals Facility Planned for Ohio Airport

 - August 7, 2014, 1:10 AM

Port Columbus International Airport is slated to receive a new $1 million U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility dedicated for general aviation. The 2,740-sq-ft facility will be funded by Lane Aviation, one of two FBOs at the airport, which is also the home base for NetJets. Lane expects to break ground on the building this month, according to company president Brad Primm, who expects it to be completed by year-end. Currently international arrivals at the airport must first stop at the Port Columbus terminal before heading to one of the FBOs. “We’re really excited about it primarily because we think Columbus will make a great tech stop for those aircraft that are able to bypass the East Coast,” Primm told AIN. “On a great circle route between Europe and Houston, Columbus is smack dab in the middle.” Having an efficient customs facility on its leasehold will allow the company to perform quick turns on arriving international flights as well, he noted.