Brownsville airport to begin dual customs with MexicoBrownsville airport to begin dual customs with Mexicohttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=70232013-06-19T14:35:00Z2013-06-19T08:55:00Z

BROWNSVILLE – A 20,000-sf, $2.4 million hangar is now under construction at Brownsville South Padre International Airport and will open in October 2013, according to Michael Jones, the airport’s business development manager.

Brownsville, Texas, and Matamoros, Mexico are tied together with the only dual customs hangar at a U.S. airport. Brownsville speaks Spanish; Matamoros speaks English. And the Texas airport receives cargo from both sides of the border.

Once Mexican Customs and U.S. Customs process cargo in this hangar, it becomes domestic and is free to be delivered anywhere in the United States or Mexico. The airport will have customs officers from both nations.

The airport handled about 1,400 tons of cargo in 2012, and Jones estimates that in the first year of operation for the hangar, Brownsville will see the amount of cargo double.

Read more at Air Cargo World and the Brownsville Herald.

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