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KAREN CARNEY IS A SPOKESWOMAN FOR OKLAHOMA CITY'S AIRPORTS.
Oklahoman Modified: October 28, 2010 at 5:41 am •  Published: October 28, 2010
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Q&A with Karen Carney

Airport trust OKs contract

with a consulting company

Q: The Oklahoma City Airport Trust, which oversees Oklahoma City's airports, on Wednesday discussed a new, two-year contract with InterVISTAS Consulting Group. Was it approved?

A: The trust approved a contract not to exceed $114,060 with InterVISTAS Consulting Group to provide professional consulting services for the development and enhancement of air service in the Oklahoma City market.

Q: What services will InterVISTAS provide?

A: InterVISTAS will provide several different services that will assist airport staff in determining the feasibility of nonstop or enhanced air service to certain targeted markets, as well as identifying additional air service opportunities for the Oklahoma City market. Specifically, InterVISTAS will provide analyses, data and strategic plans. They will accompany staff and participate in presentations to individual airlines.

Q: Why is this important?

A: Adding nonstop service to key cities and enhancing existing service, either with additional frequency or larger aircraft, is key to the growth and development of Oklahoma City. Increased air service promotes economic development, tourism and a better quality of life for the citizens of Oklahoma City.

JENNIFER PALMER, BUSINESS WRITER