Miami Executive Airport (TMB), one of the United States’ busiest general aviation airports, has reached an agreement to allow it to remain open to international passengers until midnight from Thursday to Monday.
The agreement, between the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), extends passport screening hours on the peak days for passengers entering the U.S. at TMB.
“As one of the busiest GA airports in the country and as a reliever airport for Miami International Airport, Miami Executive Airport will now be able to serve its international passengers with greater convenience,” said MDAD Director and CEO Lester Sola.
“We are proud to partner with CBP on this pilot program, which improves Miami-Dade County’s ability to serve as the gateway of the Americas.”
The program enables MDAD to reimburse CBP for the extended passport screening hours to process international private jet or charter flight passengers.
The new hours of operation for passport screening, as of June 6, are 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday through Monday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Previously, the hours of operation were 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.