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Georgia’s First User Fee Airport Welcomes Inaugural International Flight

Release Date: 
June 30, 2015

 KENNESAW, Ga. —U.S. Customs and Border Protection Atlanta Field Office welcomed the first general aviation flight to the new customs facility now open at Cobb County International Airport. The history-making arrival touched down at 1:00 p.m. on June 25, and taxied to the new facility. CBP officers, along with Cobb County officials and Hawthorne Global staff welcomed arriving international travelers and air crew.

First Flight Arrives at Cobb County International Airport

First Flight Arrives at Cobb County International Airport

CBP Port Director Stephen Kremer greeted the visitors, saying, “Today, we expand CBP service to a higher level. Our team work with Cobb County and the Georgia Department of Transportation resulted in this opening of a new, state-of-the-art customs facility.”

The newly renamed Cobb County International Airport located north of Atlanta, is the first user fee airport to open in Georgia. A user fee airport is one that has been approved by CBP’s commissioner to charge fees to cover the costs of CBP officers for processing aircraft, passengers and cargo entering the United States.

“Cobb County International Airport is here to support economic growth of Cobb County and with CBP’s new facility we can enhance this with international traveler service,” said Kremer.

For more information on international traveling into the United States visit CBP's travel site.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017