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Volunteers Sought to Test Winnipeg’s New Airport Terminal

July 18, 2011 9:58 AM | News

An artist's rendering of the departures area inside the new James Richardson International Airport. (WAA)

Want to test out Winnipeg’s soon-to-open airport terminal at the James Richardson International Airport?

The Winnipeg Airports Authority is seeking 1,300 volunteer passengers for testing and trials before the terminal building officially opens on October 30.

“This is an exciting phase in bringing the new facility on-line,” said Barry Rempel, WAA president and CEO. “We look forward to working with the community to test and trial the airport to ensure systems and processes perform in the manner which they were designed and intended.”

Beginning today at noon, those interested can register at WAA.ca to test airport systems and passenger flows including baggage handling, airport check-in, security screening, terminal way finding and more.

Opportunities are designed for individual volunteers or in groups of up to six people for those who typically travel together. Volunteers under the age of 18 must obtain parental or legal guardian consent and participants under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at trials.

Testing and trials will run between the end of August and mid-October on three separate Saturdays.