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Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is open 24/7/365.
With over 4,000 cargo flights a year, we support the movement of more than 1,100 semi-trucks of cargo every month.
4.5 million passengers
In 2019, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport saw 4.5 million passengers travel through its doors, more than 12,300 passengers per day. In 2020, this number fell to 1.3 million passengers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.
Since 1997, WAA has invested more than $1 billion into the developing the airport campus.
WAA has been named one of Manitoba's Top Employers for 10 years in a row.
Initially named Stevenson Field, Winnipeg was home to one of the first international airports in Canada.
- Our team has been planting and maintaining a vegetable garden at the airport each year since 1997 in support of Winnipeg Harvest (now named Harvest Manitoba). During this time, we have donated over 64,754 pounds of vegetables to help feed individuals and families in Manitoba.
- In 2013, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport introduced a Hug Rug at the base of the elevator in the arrivals area. Initially meant for special occasions, the Hug Rug quickly became a beloved feature that was here to stay at the airport for families and loved ones to have a special spot to reconnect. The Hug Rug has been temporarily removed amid the COVID-19 pandemic to discourage touch greetings and crowding in the terminal.
- In 2019, Runway 13/31 (one of two runways at the airport) underwent an extensive rehabilitation to allow for significant pavement repairs and drainage restoration work to be done. This resulted in a fully operational and improved runway to use over the next 12-15 years.
- Our busiest days are after Christmas on December 27 and 28. In recent years apart from 2020, we've see approximately 30,000 travellers through our doors on these two days combined.
- Typically, our busiest month of the year is August.
- Through a partnership with WHILL (launched in 2019), YWG was one of the first airports in North America to start trialing an autonomous personal mobility device.