Air Cargo Development

Air Cargo Development

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is one of Canada’s most important airports for air cargo activity. Winnipeg has major sorting facilities for FedEx and Purolator, receives daily transborder service from UPS and FedEx and is a major hub for Cargojet Airlines and Purolator. More than 175,000 tonnes of cargo came through Winnipeg Richardson International Airport in 2013.

Winnipeg lies at the geographic centre of North America and Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is only 4 miles from downtown, operating on a 24-hour basis.

Goods from Winnipeg can reach anywhere in the world within 48 hours taking advantage of Winnipeg’s:

  • 24-hour international airport
  • Three major North American rail networks (CN, CP, BNSF)
  • Major trucking routes, including the TransCanada Highway and direct access to the US Interstate Highway system.

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is truly a Multimodal Transportation Hub, including a direct connection to Mexico via the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor.

Winnipeg’s strategic location at the heart of the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor makes it a logical transportation and distribution hub and it is located in the Central Time Zone - a Manitoba business advantage. For more information, please consult our 2012 Cargo Booklet.

For a list of airlines and freight forwarders that operate from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, please consult this link.