DFW Offers Expedited Customs Clearance
DFW Airport, Texas – Dallas-Ft.Worth International Airport (DFW) has become the only airport in the US that offers all expedited Customs clearance programs for international travelers, “making it the easiest and most efficient airport to clear US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).”
The clearance programs implemented at DFW include the CBP’s Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program (ETTP), which gives pre-approved travelers the ability to bypass the traditional passport lines and skip paper Customs declaration forms when re-entering the country through DFW; Automated Passport Control (APC) for US and Canadian citizens, as well as for non-US citizens entering the country from 38 ‘Visa Waiver’ countries and for ‘Lawful Permanent US Residents.’
In addition, the airport’s ‘Carry E-Z’ lines allow fliers traveling with only carry-on bags to clear the CBP arrivals area in one step at a kiosk, rather than having to wait in another line for luggage checks.
“Approximately 70 percent of DFW’s international travelers automatically process through security, waiting an average of less than 14 minutes,” said DFW CEO Sean Donohue.
“Working in partnership with the CBP, we have shortened wait times by 40 percent, while still experiencing an 8.46 percent increase in overall passenger traffic,” he said. “We are proud to be the only US airport that offers all of these programs. It is a huge milestone in our effort to become the preeminent global hub for passengers around the world.”
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport is the third-busiest airport in the world providing non-stop service to 147 domestic and 55 international destinations.