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Winnipeg Richardson International Airport Flies High with Record September

September 2016 was a record month at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, as passenger volume increased 15.5% compared to September 2015. This represents the second largest year-over-year increase and the highest in more than a decade.

“We are delighted that the market has responded so well by absorbing increased available seats to all destinations,” said Pascal Bélanger, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “We will continue to work diligently in positioning our community’s needs with our travel partners to add required capacity.”

Visitors and travellers through the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport took advantage of new pricing and routes to push the increased volumes through our facilities. Routes such as London-Gatwick, Toronto and Las Vegas were a boon for business travellers, family groups and those exploring our captivating country.

With 60 direct destinations for this year and more to come, our community airport is on a journey to new heights.

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. An array of cargo and passenger services, a regional economic impact of more than $3.6 billion and an unwavering dedication to our community symbolize our commitment to lead transport innovation and growth. Learn more at

For more information contact:

Tyler MacAfee
Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority 
Phone: 204.981.8420 
24 Hour Media Line: 204.992.2791
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