Winnipeg International Airport, Flying was never so luxurious.
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airportalso known as Winnipeg International Airport is located 2000 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It served 3.7 million passengers in 2014 and was the seventh busiest airport in Canada.
The Airport was initially opened in 1928 with the name Stevenson Aerodrome in honor of Manitoba aviator and pioneer bush pilot, Captain Fred J. Stevenson. It was also Canada’s first international airport. The airport was officially renamed Winnipeg International Airport in 1958 as a request from the Canadian Department of Transport.
The original main terminal building was built in 1964, and was designed by the architectural firm of Green Blank stein Russell and Associates. The building was expanded and renovated in 1984 by the architectural firm of IKOY, and also a new hotel was built across from the terminal in 1998. The original main terminal building was closed on Sunday October 30, 2011 and has since been demolished. The terminal is now an example of modernist international style architecture.
The airport was further renamed as Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in honor of the influential businessman and pioneer of Canadian commercial aviation from Winnipeg by the Minister of Transport, Lawrence Cannonon Dec 10, 2006.
Main Terminal: The terminal was constructed in two phases, with construction beginning in 2007 and ending on October 30, 2011 when it was officially opened to the public. The Winnipeg Bus Terminal was opened besides the main terminal building on August 15, 2009, and a Canada Post mail processing facility was opened at the airport site on June 4, 2010.
Other Terminals: A regional airlines named Perimeter Aviation operates its small, executive terminal building at Winnipeg International Airport to provide its passengers with cargo and charter services. The building is located 2.6 km south of the main building.
There are a lot of aircraft companies that take off and land from this airport to numerous destinations which include Bearskin Airlines, Air Transat, Calm Air, Delta Connection, First Air, Perimeter Aviation, Sunwing Airlines, Air CanadaExpress, United Express, Air Canada, WestJetand WestJet Encore.
· LEED Silver Certification (2015)
· Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
· Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2015)
· Winnipeg Tourism Business of the Year (2013)
· Canada’s top 100 Employers (2013)
· ACI Airport Service Quality Awards (2012)
· City of Winnipeg Accessibility Award (2112)
The airport’s award winning ambassadors host the airport tours, which cover a wide variety of content including:
· Winnipeg Richardson International Airport’s history
· Artwork in the Terminal Building
· Airport Services
· Airport Logistics
· Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED)
Routes and Destinations
There are a lot of airlines that fly through the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. They include:
Passenger Airlines: Passenger airlines includes Air Canada, Air CanadaExpress, Bearskin Airlines, Air Transat, Calm Air, First Air, Perimeter Aviation, Sun wing Airlines, United Express, WestJetand WestJet Encore. These airlines have routes all across America and around the world.
Cargo Airlines: Cargo planes that use the airport are Suburban Air Freight, Cargo jet Airways, FedEx Express, Sky Link Expressand Sky Link Express. All these airlines operate across the whole of America.
Why fly through this Airport?
How to check-in
The airport has counters for purposes of check-ins. Most if not all of the check-ins are handled personally by an airline itself. Alternatively, an airline can delegate the duty to a handling agent. Remember check-in is a normal procedure at any airport and therefore you should not be worried at all. The different airlines at the airport have regulations that oblige passengers to check-in by specific times before a flight’s departure. This duration can be anything between 15 minutes – 4 hours. It all depends with your destination and the airline you are using. Do not forget to carry your ticket, ID card and Visa if in case of International travel.
Baggage and Allowances
For the different rates for different luggage weights, check the airport’s website. If you do not wish to carry a particular baggage, you can handle it to an airline’s cabin. Afterwards, you will be given a boarding pass after which you shall be required to further proceed to the aircraft.
There is also an online airport parking reservation system. If you don’t have a vehicle, there is also a pick up and drop service provided by the airport itself.
Confirm your seating position either at the airport’s desk or online. This will help you have an easy time during departure.
Every airline has diverse booking charges based on convenience and requirements of passengers. Cancellations of flights can be done with no trouble through online portals.
Winnipeg Airport's main terminal building features several food and retail outlets. Salisbury House, Gondola Pizza, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Bentley, Toad Hall Toys, PGA Tour shop, Metal smiths Sterling, CNBC News, Red River News, Starbucks, Upper Crust, Fuel Bar and Red Wok are all located post security in the departures area.