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New funding for air cargo capacity at Winnipeg airport

Ground Services Equipment Building at Richardson Airport. Photo by WAA.

The federal government announced new funding for Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on Dec. 19 to improve and expand air cargo services as part of the Winnipeg Airports Authority‘s Unlocking Canada’s Air Cargo Potential project.

“With today’s investment, we’re improving the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport to handle more cargo. This initiative will not only boost trade flows but also improve accessibility and affordability of goods in remote and Northern communities and help grow Manitoba’s economy,” said Hon. Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs with the announcement.

The investment of up to $19.4 million will help construct a new storage facility and also involves apron expansion, tenant relocation and demolition of vacant spaces.

“This investment not only propels our commitment to unlocking new opportunities for economic growth but also solidifies Winnipeg Richardson International Airport’s role as a critical cargo hub integral to Canada’s supply chain network. Together, with the backing of our government partners, we will be able to deliver the infrastructure needed to help provide greater efficiency, connectivity, and prosperity for our community and beyond,” said Nick Hays, Winnipeg Airports Authority president and CEO.

Since 2019, the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has seen over $30 million in investments from the federal government.


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