Winnipeg FIR’s biggest airport – not surprisingly, really – is Winnipeg.
The hub airport for CargoJet, Calm Air, Flair Airlines and Perimeter Aviation, James Armstrong Richardson serves approximately 4,500,000 passengers per year – and that number continues to grow.
YWG is also served daily by Air Canada, WestJet as well as multiple airlines offering non-stop flights to the United States.
Winnipeg International has two runways – 13/31, at 8,701 ft, and 18/36 – at 11,000 ft.
After the re-naming of YXE to honour Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, Saskatoon has risen to popularity once again after being an active airport since the 1940’s, Regardless of the name, Saskatoon plays an important role in connecting millions of people from across the prairies and Canada.
YXE, home to daily flights from the typical Canadian airlines, as well as some other flights to the United States and many seasonal destinations, saw just over 1.4 million passengers in 2017, and is classified as a port of entry by the CBSA.
Saskatoon, like Winnipeg, has two runways – 09/27, sitting at 8,300 ft, and 15/33, at 6,200 ft.
An airport that was actually originally built to be a horse racing track, Regina International is now a very solid passenger airport for the heart of Saskatchewan.
A $24-million expansion started in January 2004, increasing its capacity to 1.2 million passengers per year. The first phase was completed in August 2005.
Traffic for Regina International Airport has mostly remained stagnant since 2013, hovering around 1,250,000 passengers annually. However, RAA saw growth of 1.55% in 2018.