Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announced intention to further expand preclearance facilities in regions served by U.S. airlines.
“U.S. airlines drive $1.5 trillion in economic activity, and by improving theexperience for visitors or those returning to the United States, while improving security, we can build on that,” said A4A President & CEO Nick Calio. “The addition of these pre-clearance airports will help increase safety and security while improving the experience with shorter wait times and quicker connections on arrival in the U.S.”
The addition of AmsterdamSchipol, London Heathrow , Manchester , Madrid-Barajas , Brussels , Tokyo Narita , Stockholm Arlanda , Oslo , Punta Cana , and Istanbul Ataturk to the ’s (CBP) pre-clearance program brings the agency one step closer to its goal to have a third of all U.S.-bound air travelers undergo pre-clearance by 2024.