SAN DIEGO (Border Report) — The Cross Border Xpress, often known as CBX, simply accomplished an enlargement challenge doubling the scale of its Customs and Border Safety inspection areas.
CBX is an airport terminal on the U.S. aspect of the border that enables vacationers to get to the Tijuana airport by way of a bridge that spans the worldwide border.
Passengers could return to the U.S. utilizing the identical facility, which opened in six years in the past.
“Since opening CBX in 2015, it’s been our mission to alter the best way folks journey by providing a quicker, extra environment friendly option to cross one of many busiest borders on this planet,” mentioned CBX CEO Jorge Goytortúa. “The most recent enhancements will enable us to accommodate the elevated passenger demand that we’ve got seen over the previous years and streamline operations to make the journey expertise even higher for our visitors.”
The CBP enlargement contains a further 6,945 sq. ft of area within the processing space inside CBX.
4 double-stacked cubicles had been added enabling as much as 16 officers to course of passengers throughout peak demand.
Whereas the CBP enlargement simply ended, development on the south aspect of the border, a brand new multi-level passenger processing facility is being constructed inside Tijuana’s airport.
“The primary part will open on the finish of March or starting of April, passengers from CBX which are crossing into Mexico can have a brand new immigration customs space in addition to examine in space,” Goytortúa mentioned, including that when full, the brand new challenge will add 484,000 sq. ft to the airport in Tijuana, which is the fourth busiest in Mexico.
“It will enable airways to considerably develop worldwide air service and expedite the journey expertise,” he mentioned.
Throughout Thursday morning’s occasion, dignitaries from each side of the border had been readily available to chop the ribbon together with San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria.
“CBX is an financial engine for our area that connects San Diegans to Mexico, Latin America and different worldwide locations,” mentioned Gloria. “As the one actually bi-national airport, CBX is an revolutionary and distinctive terminal that gives our bi-national neighborhood entry to simpler and extra linked journey. This enlargement proves that San Diego and Tijuana are world-class locations and that collectively we’re stronger.”
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