A4A's Kennedy to DHS: Fix long customs waits at U.S. airports first

08/5/2013 | Talk Radio News Service

Airlines for America opposes a plan to build a customs preclearance facility, using U.S. taxpayer dollars, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, when customs resources should be used to fix the long waits experienced by customers arriving into major U.S. airports. "At the end of the day, customs resources should be devoted to where there is need," said Sean Kennedy, senior vice president of global government affairs at A4A. "[R]ight now we have that... here in the United States and we should not be sending dollars to Abu Dhabi as a result."

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