Universal Adds Sites to Customs Reimbursement Program

 - January 11, 2023, 9:56 AM
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Last year, Universal Weather and Aviation became the first mission management provider to be accepted into the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Reimbursable Services Program (RSP), which allows third parties to request and pay for after-hours custom clearance. Now the Houston-based company has added another 13 airport locations, bringing the total to 42.

Among the 13 newest additions are San Francisco International (KSFO); New Orleans Louis Armstrong International (KMSY); Boston Logan International (KBOS); Missouri’s Kansas City International (KMCI) and Spirit of St. Louis (KSUS); Phoenix Sky Harbor International (KPHX); Baltimore-Washington International (KBWI); John Glenn Columbus International (KCMH) and Cincinnati International (KCVG) in Ohio; DeKalb-Peachtree (KPDK) and Fulton County (KFTY) in Atlanta; North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham International (KRDU); and Miami Executive Airport (KTMB).

“RSP has been a revelation for our customers, who have a tremendous operational flexibility advantage unmatched in the industry now when working with Universal due to our ability to request additional operational hours on their behalf,” said Laura Everington at Universal’s global regulatory services division. “Simply put, before we had RSP at these airports, extended hours were not an option.”