Press Release

Houston Airport System Hires ICF for Aviation Consulting Services

Fairfax, VA


Mar 13, 2018

ICF to Help Expand Air Service to One of Largest Airport Systems in U.S. 
Lauren Dyke
Vice President, Communications

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.

One of the world’s largest public airport systems, HAS owns and operates three airports located in the fifth largest U.S. metropolitan area. It currently handles over 50 million passengers a year and provides nonstop passenger service to approximately 100 domestic and 64 international destinations.

“ICF has helped some of the world’s largest hub airports develop and implement effective air service strategic plans,” said Jared Harckham,  vice president for ICF. “We understand the numerous challenges and opportunities HAS faces in today’s competitive marketplace. A committed partner, ICF has the holistic aviation experience to help HAS develop a clear plan for expanding its domestic and international air service that will continue its already impressive growth trajectory.” 

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.

Read more about ICF’s aviation consulting services and stay up to date on current issues and perspectives in the industry through ICF’s blog The Spark.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with approximately 7,500 full- and part-time employees, 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

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