ISLAMABAD- Pakistani passengers, flying with Etihad Airways to the United States, are enjoying the benefits of arriving in the United States having pre-cleared US Customs & Border Protection (CBP).

Since its opening in January 2014, more than 25,000 passengers from Pakistan have been processed.

"The CBP preclearance process provides guests the opportunity to pass through several checks including US customs, immigration and security while in Abu Dhabi, enabling them to avoid queues on arrival in the US," said Amer Khan, Area General Manager for Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, & Sri Lanka.