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Akron-Canton Airport adds customs & border patrol facility
The new facility is a part of the airport's 10-year capital improvement plan
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON


 
Akron-Canton Airport is more than halfway finished with its CAK 2018 capital improvement plan.
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Business travelers arriving on international flights at the Akron-Canton Airport now have an easier entry into the country.

The airport last month opened the new $3.65 million customs & border patrol facility that will act as its own terminal for overseas passengers.

CEO Rick McQueen says the service makes it easier for local companies to do business internationally. 

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“Any business that may be working with a facility that’s in Canada, Mexico or from a foreign country, they can land here, they can go conduct their business, they can come back and then they can head home. So, I think it’s nice for the whole Northeast Ohio region.”

McQueen says the new terminal will serve Fortune 500 companies that rent space at Akron-Canton. 

The U.S. customs facility is the airport’s latest addition to the $110 million CAK 2018 capital improvement plan. 

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