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Winnipeg Richardson International Airport Continues to Drive Manitoba’s Economy

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – April 21, 2017 – Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) today released a study of the economic impact of the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport to the Winnipeg and Manitoba economy.

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport continues to drive the local and provincial economy, contributing $1.54 billion in GDP and over $3.37 billion in economic output, based on 2016 business. The airport also drives employment, with over 17,000 jobs created and sustained by airport operations throughout the province.

“WAA continues to adapt to the increasing speed of business, providing the facilities and services that Manitobans need to succeed,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of WAA. “Whether it is tourists coming to experience all our province has to offer or aircraft engines being shipped around the globe, we are connecting Winnipeg and Manitoba to the world.”

The report was prepared by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., a global leader in the aviation industry, having completed nearly 100 economic impact studies for both Canadian and international airports over the past two decades.

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport serves 11,000 passengers per day with flights to over 60 nonstop destinations. Winnipeg is also the number one dedicated freighter airport in Canada, keeping goods flowing efficiently and building on our community's reputation as a transportation and logistics hub.

A copy of the report is available at

About Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, the Iqaluit International Airport and other affiliated businesses. WAA is a leader in transport innovation and growth, providing excellent airport services and facilities in a fiscally prudent manner. WAA is one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for 2017, the sixth year in row. Learn more at

Further information:
Tyler MacAfee
Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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