Hawthorne Global Aviation and Atlanta (KRYY) Cobb County International Airport Announce Opening of U.S. Customs Facility

First Metro Atlanta General Aviation Airport With On-Site U.S. Customs Inspection Facility and Staffing

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2015) - Hawthorne Global Aviation and Cobb County International Airport (KRYY) announced the opening of its dedicated U.S. Customs inspection facility, with on-site staffing. Cobb County International Airport is the first Atlanta metro-area general aviation airport to offer on-site U.S. Customs inspection and staff, with customs services available immediately.

"Travelers to our Atlanta FBO will soon have easy access to U.S. Customs, making it an international destination for private jet travelers," said Bryon Burbage, President of Hawthorne Global. "This makes our Atlanta FBO an even more attractive option for international private jet travelers to the Atlanta area."

"We are excited to announce the opening of our U.S. customs building, adding to the offerings at Cobb County International Airport," said Karl Von Hagel, Airport Manager, Cobb County International Airport. 

In addition to offering on-site U.S. Customs inspection, the Hawthorne Atlanta FBO has more than 500,000 square feet of hangar space capable of accommodating up to G-650, a 6,000-square-foot passenger terminal, and first class amenities such as pilot lounges and conference facilities. Hawthorne Atlanta also features extensive services for pilots including computer flight planning, weather service and after-hours fuel and emergency services. It is a full-service Shell Aviation fueling station.

Cobb County International Airport is the second busiest general aviation airport in Georgia, and offers the longest general aviation runway in the Atlanta area. Recent airport improvements include new taxiways, and a new control tower. The airport is managed under the guidance of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. Hawthorne operates four premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO) located at MacArthur Airport in Islip, NY (KISP); Cobb County Airport in Atlanta, GA (KRYY) and Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL (KPWK). For more information, please visit. www.hawthorne.aero.

About Cobb County International Airport

Cobb County International Airport is a first class corporate aviation facility located just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Cobb County is home to many Fortune 500 companies and many base their aircraft at Cobb County International Airport.

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For more information, contact:
Lisa Hendrickson
LCH Communications for Hawthorne Global Aviation