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Winnipeg’s Airport Voted One of Canada’s ‘Worst’

November 1, 2010 9:38 AM | News

Consider this more motivation to open up that brand new air terminal building as soon as possible.

Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport has been ranked one of Canada’s worst, according to data released Monday by FlightNetwork.com.

The Toronto-based travel website asked Canadians to share their opinions on the travel industry. The “State of Air Travel Poll” found Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to rank first when it comes to the worst at 27.6%, followed by Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport at 16%. Winnipeg came in third at 13.9%.

The company polled 783 Canadians to get to these results, which also included Edmonton, Halifax, Vancouver and Victoria (in that particular order). Eleven percent identified ‘other’ airports as being the worst in the country.

The number one complaint from respondents was poor service, followed by feeling overcrowded. Security, lack of good places to eat/drink, rundown airports, uncomfortable lounge seats and lack of entertainment were also part of the deciding factors.

With the abundance of amenities planned at Winnipeg’s new airport in the coming months, including additional eating options, more room, modern architecture and state-of-the-art security, it won’t be long before our city is out of the top three in next year’s survey.