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Shannon Airport welcomes approval for ‘enhanced’ US preclearance facilities

January 10, 2019 / Alan Owens

CABINET approval for changes to the US Preclearance agreement that will allow for ‘enhanced services’ at Shannon has been welcomed by the airport. The government has approved changes to the Ireland-United States Preclearance Agreement to allow for enhanced services at Dublin and Shannon Airports, which was reached after “detailed negotiations” between the sides.  The extension of the service, including an “out of hours service”, is expected to come into effect in the coming months. US Preclearance facilitates passengers of US-bound flights from Dublin and Shannon Airports to fully clear all US controls before leaving Ireland. Dublin and Shannon are currently the only locations in Europe where it used, with 1.7 million passengers availing of the service in 2017.