ERLANGER, Ky. — The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is now a direct international destination for private aircraft thanks to the opening of a new general aviation facility (GAF) at CVG’s fixed-base operation for Wheels Up Jet Center.
The GAF will provide on-demand, onsite U.S. Customs and Border Protection clearance for private aircraft, allowing private aircraft to clear customs at CVG ensuring that travel and trade can move more expeditiously through the airport. Previously, CBP provided customs clearance for private aircraft on a limited, case-by-case basis.
The $1.2 million construction project, led by the airport, is now open and operational. CVG Airport engaged Wheels Up, the current private jet operator, to use an existing portion of its facility for the GAF. CBP will staff and operate in the facility in partnership with Wheels Up.