DULUTH, MINN.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Duluth, Minn. participated in a grand opening ceremony to inaugurate a new passenger terminal at Duluth International Airport on Friday, January 11. The new $78 million Duluth air passenger terminal, boasts a CBP federal inspectional services area for processing daily arriving passengers, via international general aviation flights, from around the globe.
"CBP's commitment to protecting the Nation starts with strong partnerships with our stakeholders. Working with the Duluth Airport Authority to create this beautiful new terminal, while meeting our operational needs, has been a pleasure," said William A. Ferrara, CBP Acting Director of Field Operations in Chicago. "CBP has been looking forward to the opening of this new facility and moving into the federal inspectional services area as Duluth is a busy international general aviation destination."
Amenities for the new 110,000-square-foot terminal include a spacious 400-seat passenger area, TVs, WI-FI, in-floor electronic outlets, restaurant, lounge, gift shop and vending area. The first departure from the new air passenger terminal at Duluth International Airport will be on Monday, January 14, when a United Airlines flight departs for Chicago O'Hare at 6:00 a.m. The construction project also included a new aircraft apron, entrance roadway and vehicle parking.
The CBP Port of Duluth covers portions of the great states of Minnesota and Wisconsin and processes general aviation flights at Duluth International and Sky Harbor airports. The welcoming and beautiful City of Duluth, Minn. sits on the largest freshwater lake in the world, the legendary Chippewa big water known as Lake Superior.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.