Thursday 8 December 2016

IAG will at least have breathing room to expand Aer Lingus

Published 03/06/2015 | 02:30

Dublin Airport handled 2.1 million transatlantic passengers last year, a figure which was 14pc higher than in 2013
Dublin Airport handled 2.1 million transatlantic passengers last year, a figure which was 14pc higher than in 2013

If IAG succeeds in buying Aer Lingus, it will have a number of years before any other European airports have US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities installed.

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The Department of Homeland Security said it takes two to three years from a formal expression of interest having been made, to final agreement being reached to have pre-clearance operations being established.

That's because the whole process involves putting inter-governmental agreements in place, aside from the installation of the necessary infrastructure to support the service.

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