Connecticut Airport Introduces Customs Service

 - August 8, 2022, 1:20 PM
U.S. Customs service is available for the first time at Connecticut's Waterbury-Oxford Airport after the opening of a new dedicated facility at the Atlantic Aviation FBO located there. (Photo: Sarah Rol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

For the first time, Connecticut’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) is offering U.S. customs service following the opening of a new dedicated Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility.

The custom-built, 4,000-sq-ft facility was funded in partnership with Atlantic Aviation, the single service provider on the field, and the Connecticut Airport Authority. It is part of the Atlantic Aviation FBO’s new 40,000-sq-ft hangar, which was constructed over the past two years, and includes briefing rooms, holding areas, and closed interview capabilities. The CBP location is open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with after-hours clearance available upon advance notice.

“This opening of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility marks a significant milestone in the continued growth of Waterbury-Oxford Airport,” said Kevin Dillon, executive director of the Connecticut Airport Authority. “It opens the doors to more international travel and provides a seamless experience to those traveling for business or leisure purposes. We thank U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Atlantic Aviation for their partnership in making this enhancement a reality.”