The Houston Airport System (HAS) recently engaged global consulting and digital services provider ICF (NASDAQ: ICFI) to provide comprehensive aviation consulting services in support of its plans to attract additional passenger and cargo air service to its airports, the company said.
One of the world´s largest public airport systems, HAS owns and operates three airports located in the fifth largest US metropolitan area. It currently handles over 50 million passengers a year and provides nonstop passenger service to approximately 100 domestic and 64 international destinations.
Under the agreement, which was awarded in the fourth quarter of 2017, ICF will provide research, forecasts and market analyses, and create compelling business cases to be used to actively pursue new service to HAS airports. The firm will also provide analyses of the legal, regulatory and policy landscape, and develop economic impact studies to measure the economic benefit of new service to the Houston region.
With 28 years of air service development and marketing success, ICF brings a holistic understanding of the aviation world. The firm´s aviation professionals, many of whom are former airport planners and airline executives, know how to bridge the gap between the two worlds to help clients strategically envision the future and optimize business opportunities.
ICF is a global consulting services company with over 5,000 specialized experts, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.