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CBP Back in Business at New Orleans Historic Lakefront Airport

Release Date: 
June 9, 2016

New Orleans – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and The Non-Flood Protection Asset Management Authority announced the return of CBP to New Orleans Lakefront Airport at the Terminal Building on June 9.

CBP Area Port Director Vernon Foret and
New OrleansLakefront Airport Committee
members cut the ribbon

The destruction of New Orleans Lakefront Airport following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 resulted in operations being suspended by many organizations, CBP included. On June 5, CBP officers began clearing international passengers arriving on private and charter aircraft from foreign locations at the newly renovated state-of-the-art customs facility.

“We are excited to begin processing private aircraft at the Lakefront Airport once again which brings with it a positive economic impact for the city of New Orleans and its surrounding area,” said Vernon Foret, CBP Area Port Director for the Area Port of New Orleans.

The New Orleans Lakefront Airport dedicated in 1934, was built adjacent to the Industrial Canal, on a man-made arrowhead peninsula jutting into Lake Pontchartrain just miles from the central New Orleans business district.  

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017