Statistics & Economic Impacts

Statistics & Economic Impacts

The air cargo industry is extremely important to Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, the City of Winnipeg, and Winnipeg Airports Authority. An important ingredient to Winnipeg’s success as a cargo airport is its 24-hour airport operations.

Based on past studies in 1989 and 1998, a restriction on nighttime activities (between midnight and 6:00 a.m.) at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport would cause a significant contraction of the local economy because many of these operations cannot be rescheduled to another time of day.

Nighttime activity supports about 565 jobs annually, almost $14 million in labour income and over $57 million in airport-related expenditures. When daytime cargo activity is added in, the importance of the air cargo industry in Winnipeg is even greater.

Year Cargo (tonnes) Change
2011 175,000 1.2%
2010 173,000 7.5%
2009 159,371  7.5 %
2008 148,252 - 4.96 %
2007 155,988 1.55 %
2006 153,604 2.46 %
2005 149,909 5.96 %
2004 141,482 24.66 %
2003 113,497 12.56 %
2002 100,837  2.43 %
2001 98,442 1.5 %
2000 96,988