As Winnipeg continues to grow as transportation hub and travel destination visited by travelers from around the world, its airport also needs to provide services and facilities appropriate to this changing environment.
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is an important part of the Winnipeg community. As our gateway to the world, it is the first place travelers see when they arrive by air, and it is Manitoba’s first opportunity to create a favourable impression.
Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is continually improving Manitoba’s face to the world, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International 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.
As of April 1, 2013 Air carriers operating out of the Air Terminal Building will add a $25 fee 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.
Who charges it?
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
How much is it?
$20 per trip, originating in Winnipeg.
As of April 1, 2013 the AIF will increase to $25.
How is my money spent?
AIF revenue goes toward funding critical infrastructure improvements, including the airfield and the Air Terminal Building.
Other Major Airport AIF’s for Flights Within Canada*
- Edmonton - $25
- Montreal - $25
- Ottawa - $20
- Toronto - $25 departing / $4 connecting flights
- Calgary - $25
*Figures last verified as of September 25, 2012