TULSA, Okla. -- Thrifty Car Rental sold seven new franchised
territories in the past three months. As a result, the firm opened
suburban locations in Ottawa and Morris, Ill.; Clayton, N.C., and
The company also opened three in-terminal sites at airports in
Waco, Texas; Springfield-Branson, Mo., and Kearney, Neb.
According to Jeff Bevis, staff vice president for franchise
sales, Thrifty in 1999 added 28 new markets representing at least
49 new U.S. locations, thereby adding some 4,000 vehicles to
existing fleet levels. Thrifty formerly was off-airport at
At the Kearney Municipal Airport, air traffic doubled recently
when United Express launched commuter service.
The location serves government and university customers as well
as a growing number of corporate clients.