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Winnipeg Airport

 

birds eye view of winnipeg airport showing planes on tarmac and the main terminal building

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Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (IATA code: YWG), or 'Winnipeg Airport', is an international airport located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada.

Winnipeg Airport is the only commercial international airport within the province of Manitoba. It is also a key gateway to surrounding provinces and territories, including Saskatchewan and Nunavut.

The airport is a hub for airlines Calm Air, Perimeter Airlines, and Flair Airlines. It is also acts as a focus city for WestJet. Direct flights operate daily to destinations across Canada and to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. There are also summer seasonal flights to the United Kingdom.

Did you know? Winnipeg was the first airport in Canada to be LEED-certified for its environmentally friendly design and operation.

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Location

 

Facilities

 

Facilities Include:

 

WiFi: Available for free

Shopping: A small number of shops available for buying gifts and holiday essentials. Duty free shopping available Airside.

Eating: A number of cafes and eating options available both Airside and Landside

ATMs: Available

Baby care: Change facilities available throughout the terminal

Children's Play Area: Arrivals Level, Landside

Currency Exchange: Landside, Arrivals

Mobile Charging: Charging sockets available

Other: Luggage storage and lockers, hotel information points, information booth, pet services, smoking areas, payphones

 

Lounges Include:

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge: Domestic/International departures, Airside. Services and facilities include drinks (including alcoholic), newspapers/magazines, quiet zones, snacks, TV, WiFi, workstations, and printing facilities

Plaza Premium Lounge: Domestic/International departures, Airside. Services and facilities include drinks (including alcoholic), newspapers/magazines, food, TV, WiFi, and flight monitors. Telephones and faxing facilities available for a fee.

Runways

 

The airport has two runways. The first, 13/31, is 8,701 meters long (2,652 feet) and the second runway, 18/36, is 11,000 meters long (3,353 feet).

Terminals

 

ORK consists of a small and recently-built main terminal building, along with a very small second terminal that caters exclusively to the airport's regional carrier, Perimeter Avia. The design of the terminal was inspired by the city's landscape and the natural enviroment. 

Ground Level: This is the Arrivals level. Find ground transportation services. 

Second Level: This is the Departures level. Find the boarding gates. Gate 2 and 3 serve U.S. flights, gates 4, 5 and 6 serve international flights, and all the other gates, 7 to 12, handle domestic flights. 

Third Level: On the third level you will find an observation lounge.

Airlines that fly to Winnipeg Airport

 

Airline Destinations
Air Canada Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Calgary, Cancún
Air Canada Express Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Regina
Air Transat Dryden, Kenora, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay
Bearskin Airlines Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Regina
Calm Air Flin Flon, Gillam, Sanikiluaq, The Pas, Thompson
Delta Air Lines Minneapolis/St. Paul
Delta Connection Minneapolis/St. Paul
First Air Churchill, Rankin Inlet
Flair Airlines Calgary, Toronto–Pearson
Perimeter Aviation Cross Lake, Deer Lake, Garden Hill, Gods Lake Narrows, Gods River, North Spirit Lake, Norway House, Oxford House, Pikangikum, Red Sucker Lake, St. Theresa Point, Sandy Lake, Shamattawa, Thompson
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Cancún, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Huatulco, Ixtapa–Zihuatanejo, Mazatlán, Montego Bay, Orlando, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San José del Cabo, Santa Clara, Varadero
Swoop Abbotsford, Edmonton
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Denver
Wasaya Airways Sioux Lookout
Air Canada Express Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Regina
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Las Vegas, Ottawa, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Cancún, Halifax, London–Gatwick, Montego Bay, Montréal–Trudeau, Orlando, Palm Springs, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Puerto Vallarta
WestJet Encore Regina, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay

 

New Routes: Swoop is set to start operating a number of new routes in late 2019, including: Fort Lauderdale (from November 16, 2019), Hamilton (ON), Las Vegas (from November 15, 2019), Orlando (from November 15, 2019), Phoenix/Mesa (from December 15, 2019), Puerto Vallarta (from November 27, 2019), San José del Cabo (from November 17, 2019), Tampa (from November 17, 2019)

How to get to Winnipeg Airport

 

By Bus 

Winnipeg Transit bus routes 15 and 20 operate to/from the airport.

By Taxi 

Metered Unicity taxis are available outside the airport terminal.

By Car Hire

A numner of car rental agencies have on-site facilities and are based on the main level of the 4-level Parkade. Car rental agencies include Avis, Budget, Payless, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Alamo.