Customs at KBCT

U.S. Customs & Immigration at Boca Raton Airport

International flights directly to Boca Raton may available by the end of the year, pending Boca Raton Airport’s new $4.5 million Customs and Border Protection building project remains on schedule.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection approved the new project in 2014, and officials anticipate construction to wrap up by the end of the year, with a grand opening soon to follow.

Currently, international flights must stop to clear Customs at nearby South Florida airports on their return home to BCT; most jets can stop at FXE, while larger aircraft must stop at Palm Beach International or Fort Lauderdale International.

The new facility will allow residents of Boca Raton, Boyton Beach, Delray Beach and neighboring areas of Palm Beach County and Broward County to arrange international flights to/from their home airport without having to stop at additional airports.

Impact on Private Aviation

Private planes make up the majority of the airport’s traffic, whether its private, charter or corporate aircraft. It offers a convenient location near I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, and is located just south of West Palm Beach adjacent to the Florida Atlantic University campus.

Preliminary forecasts expect 700 flights to clear Customs at BCT annually, an average of two flights per day. The new facility is also expected to increase safety by preventing low altitude return flights from additional customs stops at FXE, FLL, and PBI.

Charter flights can now arrive in Boca from the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Turks Caicos, St. Martin, Aruba, Jamaica, and the Lesser Antilles. There are many businesses located in Boca Raton heading north towards Palm Beach, opening a more convenient way for groups to take their business global.

Part-time residents of South Florida flying from Canada can book a one-way charter flight to arrive closer to their winter homes in Delray Beach, Boyton Beach and surrounding areas.

Customs services at BCT may also help to mitigate potential disruptions caused by a Presidential TFR if Trump decides to visit his property in Mar-a-Lago, creating a no-fly zone around Palm Beach International, making BCT a viable alternative.

Contact Us

Call us at 1-888-987-5387 or contact us via e-mail with any questions regarding the upcoming customs facility, and check out the Boca Raton Airport Authority’s official website for the latest news and information: http://bocaairport.com/customs/