Customs Service Boosted at Long Island Airport

 - March 7, 2014, 5:40 AM

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency can now process non-U.S. citizen general aviation flight arrivals as well as those for U.S. citizens at New York Long Island MacArthur Airport. Arrivals are processed through the agency’s newly renovated facility at the airport’s main terminal between Gates B14 and B15. In operation from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. seven days a week, the facility can clear a maximum combined 20 passengers and crew per general aviation flight. In terms of quick turns, the three FBOs at the airport, Sheltair, Hawthorne Global Aviation Services and New York Jet, can provide servicing for private airplanes directly on the customs ramp.