NBTA Praises Global Entry Expansion to Top 20 International U.S. Airports
The National Business Travel Association (NBTA), the voice of the business travel industry, today applauded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) announcement to expand the Global Entry pilot program to an additional 13 U.S. international airports including: Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Sanford (Orlando), San Francisco, San Juan, and Seattle. Combined with the 7 airports already operating Global Entry, the full list includes the nation’s top 20 international arrival airports.
Kevin Maguire, CCTE, GLP, NBTA President & CEO, said, “NBTA congratulates the Department of Homeland Security for the continued growth of the Global Entry Program. The expansion to the top 20 U.S. international airports will give frequent business travelers a quick and secure means to enter the U.S., ultimately helping to promote the flow of international commerce. We thank U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for their dedication to the program and look forward to further expansion to accommodate the future growth of international travel.”
DHS and CBP launched the program in June 2008 at New York’s John F. Kennedy, Bush Intercontinental in Houston and Washington Dulles. Shortly thereafter, the program quickly expanded to four additional airports: Los Angeles, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta, Chicago O’Hare and Miami. Since the program’s inception, NBTA’s members have found Global Entry to be a major boost to their travelers’ productivity.
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