Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

US Customs Agents Returning to Yeager Airport

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

US Customs Agents Returning to Yeager Airport

Article excerpt

West Virginia will no longer be the nation's only state without a U.S. Customs and Border Protection customs agent, after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., secured funding to replace a Customs officer who retired from his post at Charleston's Yeager Airport in December 2014 but was not replaced. Having a Customs officer stationed at Yeager means aircraft carrying West Virginia-bound cargo and passengers from international locations no longer have to land at another U.S. airport before arriving in Charleston to clear Customs.

Five to 10 foreign-based private jets landed monthly at Yeager's Executive Air Terminal prior to the former Customs agent's departure.

Being able to clear Customs without having to make a side trip to another state saves international shippers and travelers time and money. …

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