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Winnipeg Airports Authority takes off

Oct. 20, 2009 – Winnipeg – The redevelopment of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has passed two million construction hours, with approximately 500 workers now employed throughout the site on a daily basis.


October 20, 2009
By Administrator

Oct. 20, 2009 – Winnipeg – The redevelopment of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has passed two million construction hours, with approximately 500 workers now employed throughout the site on a daily basis.

Airport Redevelopment is forecast to contribute 6,370 person-years of employment to the local market, including $273 million in wages. GDP is projected at $343 million with total economic output for Manitoba at more than $1 billion.

Major construction initiatives over the past five years have included a new four-level covered parkade, new air terminal building, additional aircraft apron, roadways and improvements to existing infrastructure. The entire program is more than two-thirds complete, with construction of the new terminal on target to be finalized in 2010.

"Progress on this project reflects the cooperation and commitment of many people, including those working on site as well as customers, business leaders and many more behind the scenes." said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. "We take pride in contributing towards real jobs during the global recession and adding to the positive experience of Manitoba."

Major construction participants include Parsons, Wardrop and EllisDon Construction as well as Advance Pro, CIMC, IBM, Inter-Roller Engineering, Man-Shield Construction, McCain Electric, Mulder Construction, Nelson River Construction, Otis Elevators and Simplex Grennell.

Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. All surplus revenue over expenses is reinvested by WAA back into the community, primarily through airport development projects. WAA is self sufficient with taxpayers not directly involved in financing airport site redevelopment which is being paid through Airport Improvement Fees (AIF).

Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive to be a leader in its growth and development.