Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG/CYWG)
New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
Other Major reasons to serve this airport
- "Manitoba (Winnipeg) serves a growing population greatly driven by international immigrants choosing to live in our province." Manitoba is attracting people from all corners of the world as the preferred location for their new home." (Andrew Swan, Minister of Competitiveness, Training, and Trade)
- Population of Manitoba is 1.2 million with a 2.5 million catchment area.
- The new Canada museum for Human Rights will be Canada's first national museum outside of our nation's capital city of Ottawa. The museum is expected to have a significant draw of people from around the globe.
- Manitoba offers visitors a broad range of activities from fishing and hunting to week long festivals. Museums, art galleries, theatres and other cultural attractions such as the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba opera draw tourists annually.
- Unique arctic experiences, including northern light adventures, close up viewing of polar bears and snorkelling with beluga whales, is only a short flight from Winnipeg.
Marketing and other support
Winnipeg's professional marketing team offers airlines substantive market intelligence. We have a proven record of creating successful tailor-made campaigns supported by our local government, business and tourism communities. Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is an integral economic driver for our community and we are proud to be a leader in its growth and development.
The province of Manitoba is home to Winnipeg, Canada's seventh largest city. Located at the geographic center of North America, Winnipeg boasts a highly diversified economy with national and world class cultural and sporting entities. In 2012, 3.4 million passengers moved through Canada's newest and greenest airport accessing North American and international destinations. The city of Winnipeg is booming and all economic indicators suggest this trend will be sustainable well into the future. Visit www.waa.ca for more information on the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.
Winnipeg is by far the dominant airport within region with:
- Almost three times the capacity of the next largest competitor.
- Nearly twice the number of destinations with direct scheduled service.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- Winnipeg is Canada's busiest dedicated freighter airport, as measured by the number of flights per day.
- 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.
- The local economy historically sees very steady economic growth each year. Among the industries driving our economic performance are aerospace, manufacturing, agriculture, telecom, financial services and media. The cumulative performance of these industries coupled with our overall diversity is helping to maintain positive growth while the global economy continues to experience a downturn.
- Over 50% of Canadian agricultural machinery output is manufactured in Manitoba.
- Western Canada's largest and most diversified aerospace centre. World-class companies include: Standard Aero Limited, Boeing Canada Technology and Bristol Aerospace Limited
- Fashion – the third largest garment production centre in Canada. Winnipeg firms include: Mondetta, Gemini Fashions, Nygard International, Western Glove Works, Standard Knitting and Prosperity Knitwear
- Manitoba is expected to be one of the top three economic producers in Canada in 2009 primarily driven by growth in the agricultural sector, construction and manufacturing.
- Geographic centre of Canada
- Northern hub of the Mid-Continent Trade Corridor
Excellent Transportation and Distribution
- Largest distribution centre between Vancouver and Toronto
- One of the most reliable airports in the world, leveraging less than two hours in downtime annually
- Easy access to ocean ports through Churchill and Thunder Bay
- Worldwide freight forwarding services
Diverse Industry and Leading Companies
- Headquarters of both Canada's largest insurance and mutual fund company
- Canada's grain industry headquarters and Canada's only Commodity Exchange
- Home of Royal Canadian Mint
- One of the most diversified secondary manufacturing sectors in Canada
- Western Canada's largest and most diversified aerospace centre, including GE's testing facility
Competitive Combined Business Costs
- Study done by KPMG in 2008, showed Winnipeg among lowest overall business costs of major cities
- Overall Winnipeg cost indexes are lower than Canadian average
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runways (number and length): 2
- 18/36 is 11,000 ft x 200 ft wide with ILS Cat II at RWY 36
- 13/31 is 8,700 ft x 200 ft wide with ILS Cat I at both ends
- Operating hours: 24 - One of the few 24-hour international airports in North America with daily flights to major Canadian and US cities
- Warehouse Space for Cargo: 31,000m2 including 2 multi-tenant cargo terminal facilities
- Dedicated Common Use Cargo Apron: 72,297m2
- Aircraft Repair Maintenance and Overhaul on site
- New terminal building opened in Oct, 2011
- Jet bridges: 11 bridges with GPU's with capacity to manage all aircraft sizes
- CBSA and US FIS facilities on site (US FIS open 05:00 to 18:00)
- Central De-icing Facility operated by Servisair
- New terminal building fully automated with common use counters and hardware
- Annual passenger traffic: 3.4 million (8th largest in Canada)
- Annual cargo traffic: over 174,000 metric tons of cargo (3rd largest in Canada)
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
- New 4 level parking structure: 1,559 stalls
- New airport terminal building: 51,000 m2 : ready mid 2010
- New Greyhound bus terminal: scheduled to open summer 2009
- Canada Post is in the process of relocating its western Canada mail sorting centre to the airport with an expected completion date of early 2010.
- Overall passenger traffic reached almost 3.4 million in 2012.
- Significant presence of Canada's national passenger airlines: WestJet and Air Canada (mainline and regional). Year round transborder operations by United and Delta; Seasonal transborder operated by WestJet and Air Transat
- Busiest all-cargo airport in Canada with more than 5,000 freighter landings in 2012
- Freighters carry approximately 93% of total cargo
- Central Canada hub for Purolator, Cargojet and FedEx
Annual report: http://www.waa.ca/waa/about/publications
Airport charges: http://www.waa.ca/business/schedule
Other relevant financial reports: http://www.waa.ca/publicationsandstats