Business Journal: Airport Will Get Federal Dollars

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 6, 2006
Sacramento International has been designated an official port of entry by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. It’s been carrying international travelers since July, 2002, when Mexicana Airlines began serving the airport. Passenger traffic soon exceeded 50,000 people a year … but the airport had to pay the federal government for customs operations, which currently runs about $600,000 a year. Local airport officials have been pressing for the port of entry designation. Now the federal government will pay for the inspectors. Airport officials are now hoping to arrange direct flights to Vancouver, Canada.