Winnipeg Richardson International Airport supplies travellers with plenty of cheer this holiday season

At Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, there’s a healthy dose of holiday cheer, and it’s not just because of the season. 

Just last week, WAA and WestJet brought the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to the airport in a surprise for travellers. It was a real treat: a portion of the classic dance production “Nutcracker” was performed to smiles and applause from guests. 

There was more than a little bit of work that went into it: setting up the stage, prepping the dancers for their performance, working with WestJet Santa Claus to ready our baggage system and everything else to do about turning the arrivals into a concert hall of sorts. Here's a quick look at the results of their hard work! A behind-the-scenes look at the entire day is coming in a future post.


 *Photo courtesy of WestJet.



To continue the festivities, an old saint named Nick will be visiting Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. On Saturday, December 2, the one and only Santa Claus will be greeting everyone at the airport and bringing good cheer to visitors, each and every one of them on the nice list.




Food is at the top of many wishlists this year, and WAA is happy to help hit that mark with the addition of a new airport restaurant, Flight Club. Located in the arrivals hall, the brand new eatery offers healthy and fresh alternatives with a focus on style, substance and Italian/Asian food fusion. Find out more about Flight Club on its page.




Throughout December, look forward to seeing seasonal sights such as carolers in the arrivals hall, at the main courtyard post-security, and elsewhere throughout our airport starting December 18.

As well, a giftwrap station will provide an opportunity to wrap gifts post-screening. If travellers plan to bring a gift as carry-on, Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) recommends they not be wrapped, as they may need to be opened during the screening process. Visit the CATSA website to read more tips for ease of travel this holiday season.

If you’re flying at this time of year, don’t forget to keep your eyes on and contact your airline about weather-related updates. It’s a good idea to leave home a bit earlier for your flight just to make sure you’re on time.

Most importantly, be sure to have a safe and rewarding festive season. From all of us at WAA, happy holidays!


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