Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is one of Canada’s most important airports for overnight, all-cargo activity. Winnipeg has major sorting facilities for FedEx and Purolator, receives daily transborder service from UPS and FedEx and is a major hub for Cargojet Airlines and Purolator. More than 175,000 tonnes of cargo moved through Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in 2011, a 78% increase over 2001.

Winnipeg lies at the geographic centre of North America and Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is only 4 miles from downtown, operating on a 24-hour basis.

Goods from Winnipeg can reach anywhere in the world within 48 hours taking advantage of Winnipeg’s:

  • 24-hour international airport
  • Three major North American rail networks (CN, CP, BNSF)
  • Major trucking routes, including the TransCanada Highway and direct access to the US Interstate Highway system.

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is truly a Multimodal Transportation Hub, including a direct connection to Mexico via the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor.


Winnipeg’s strategic location at the heart of the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor makes it a logical transportation and distribution hub and it is located in the Central Time Zone - a Manitoba business advantage. For more information, please consult our 2012 Cargo Booklet.