georgetown air services now accepting international flights at delaware coastal airport
May 18, 2018
As the result of a recent arrangement between Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Georgetown Aviation Services can now accept international aircraft arrivals.
Though CBP does not have a facility on the field at KGED, the new arrangement allows for international flights to receive customs clearance as long as this service is requested with 72-hour’s notice prior to their arrival. End user fees for customs clearance and international trash disposal are assessed to the aircraft operator.
“This new service is a great addition for the airport and adds a new level of convenience for our based customers and transient arrivals,” said Garrett Dernoga, owner of Georgetown Air Services. “This development, combined with the recent runway extension and upgraded approach lighting, are examples of how Georgetown Air Service and Delaware Coastal Airport are continuously taking steps to improve our offering to benefit aircraft operators and passengers.”
Delaware Coastal Airport offers travelers quick access to the Delaware beach resort communities of Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island. Formerly known as Sussex County Airport, the general aviation dedicated airport is located just east of Georgetown, DE, in southern Delaware and conveniently located near the major metropolitan markets of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. Owned and operated by the Sussex County Council and featuring a 5,500-foot main runway and a 3,109-foot crosswind runway, the airport is popular with pilots of small aircraft and corporate jets alike. The region has seen significant growth in recent years and aircraft operations have reflected that growth, with the airport recording more than 35,000 takeoffs and landings annually.