Oklahoma City airport getting new hangar for Customs Service

Wednesday, August 28th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City is getting a new hanger because of increased operations by the US Customs Service.

Customs Commissioner Robert Bonner says the agency has expanded since the September eleventh terror attacks and plans to hire one-thousand more agents across the country.

Oklahoma City has already been selected as the training site for Customs Service pilots.

Bonner and Oklahoma Congressman Ernest Istook also announced plans to make Oklahoma City the hub for distributing flowers from South America.

A distribution company is considering locating in Oklahoma City, bringing about 75 jobs and 150 million dollars in business.