Winnipeg Airports Authority’s 20/20 vision

By Michael Badejo If you think of the airport campus as a city, you can paint an uncommon but practical picture. The terminal would be downtown, hotels could be considered residences, and travellers as well as staff would be the citizens. But who is playing the role of city hall? That would be Winnipeg Airports…

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport makes travel accessible for everyone

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport makes travel accessible for everyone Travel Planning Information Planning ahead and researching accessibility options before you travel will improve your experience. We encourage travellers to check with their individual airline with respect to what equipment is acceptable to bring on a plane and when to arrive at the airport. Visit the…

YWG lets the dogs out

Though the comfort of the experience has never been better, the truth is that not everyone enjoys flying. Even experienced travellers and those who love taking to the skies may encounter a bit of unforeseen stress or anxiety on their trip. What’s a fly-by-plane person to do? Last December, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and St.…

Fast Air helping businesses grow

For over 20 years, Fast Air has developed itself into one of Canada’s leaders in executive aviation. By Derek Gagnon From its beginnings in 1995, Fast Air has grown, using several more planes and staffing more than 130 employees across five business units (aircraft charter, aircraft management, helicopters, medevac and maintenance). “Fast Air started as…

Winnipeg to London!

WestJet has answered the call, Winnipeggers who have been hoping for the return of a direct flight to the UK, are in luck! WestJet will be offering direct flights from Winnipeg to London Gatwick airport once a week, beginning in the summer of 2016 on Boeing 767-300ER planes. Other Canadian cities, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will also offer…

Silverwing Ambassador Program

Now in its tenth year, the Silverwing Ambassador Program runs annually from February to June. It provides Manitoba high school students with an opportunity to volunteer while learning about operations at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport; all while providing useful customer service to visitors. Always growing and gaining popularity, this year’s program includes 16 eager students…

Book signing at the airport

Winnipegger Dennis Maione will be signing copies of his book, What I Learned from Cancer, at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on Friday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gate 9 in front of The Exchange News and Gifts store.He answers some of life’s tough questions in his book: What do you…

Safe skies

A look at the Winnipeg Area Control Centre From the moment your flight departs Winnipeg Richardson International Airport until it lands at its final destination, it is being tracked by a dedicated corps of air traffic controllers (ATC) working at control facilities across the country. While many travellers are familiar with the control towers that…

All in the Family

Kristin Long is the third generation in her family to work in the aviation industry – but the first captain Careers in aviation seem to run in the family – “it’s like teachers; it’s almost a 50 per cent chance that one of your kids will become a teacher,” says Kristin Long, a captain at…

Winnipeg Airport. Photo by Gerry Kopelow

What’s up at YWG?

In the Air Winnipeg Airports Authority is continuously working with our airline partners to improve services and to secure flights to destinations that are important to our travellers. Service to 17 vacation hot spots in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean are now available.Those destinations include: Fort Lauderdale, Florida – 4 hours 10 minutes…