Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New International Arrivals Option for Private Jet Operators

The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in business management from Brooklyn College, Edgar Alacan has led Jets.com, a provider of private jet travel, since he cofounded the company in 2008. In his leadership position with Jets.com, Edgar Alacan pays close attention to the latest news and developments in the private and charter jet industry.

Though private jet travel offers numerous conveniences and benefits to businesses, organizations, and other travelers, flying internationally can still pose inconveniences, especially when local airports are not equipped to handle customs and other border control responsibilities. Now, though, private jet operators and travelers have another option for international arrivals along the Mid-Atlantic coast. 

In May 2018, Georgetown Air Services, the fixed-base operator (FBO) that provides services at Delaware Coastal Airport in Sussex County, Delaware, stated the airport can now handle incoming international flights. The announcement comes on the heels of an agreement between the airport and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol that allows for international arrivals at the airport as long as 72 hours advance notice is provided.

The international capability is the latest in a series of improvements at the airport. In recent years, Georgetown Air Services lengthened the airport’s runway and redesigned the approach lighting as part of a $40 million infrastructure project.