As Winnipeg continues to grow as a transportation hub and travel destination visited by travellers from around the world, its airport also needs to provide services and facilities appropriate to this changing environment.
Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is an important part of the Winnipeg community. As our community's gateway to the world, it is the first place travellers see when they arrive by air, and it is Manitoba’s first opportunity to create a favourable impression.
WAA is continually making improvements to the airport. These improvements are intended to serve our community with a modern and efficient airport, capable of handling increased traffic in a manner that exceeds our customer and community expectations. WAA’s Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) helps facilitate these changes. AIF revenue goes toward funding critical infrastructure improvements, including the airfield and the Terminal Building.
Air carriers operating out of the Terminal Building add a $25 AIF directly to ticket purchases for flights from Winnipeg. The fee does not apply to arriving passengers who continue their journey within four hours. The air carriers retain 6% of the AIF as a processing fee.
Other Major Airport AIF’s for Flights Within Canada*
- Edmonton - $30
- Calgary - $30
- Toronto - $25 / $4 connecting flights
- Montreal - $25
- Halifax - $25
- Ottawa - $25
*Figures last verified as of March 4, 2014