A US airline lobbying group has said it will continue to protest the opening of a new customs and immigration preclearance facility in Abu Dhabi. Airlines for America (A4A) has repeatedly urged the US government not to go ahead with the facility, claiming it gives an unfair advantage to Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi’s national carrier. Preclearance allows foreign-originating passengers to arrive in the US as domestic traffic, enabling them to skip the often lengthy queues at immigration ...

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