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Swoop Launches Five New Direct Flights from Winnipeg

Swoop Launches Five New Direct Flights from Winnipeg

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Discount air carrier Swoop has launched five new direct flights from Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

The WestJet-owned airline will fly directly from the city to Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Los Cabos, Las Vegas and Tampa.

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Sunwing, Swoop Airlines Partner on Winter Travel

Sunwing, Swoop Airlines Partner on Winter Travel

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Sun-seeking vacationers will have additional airline options this winter, thanks to a new partnership between tour operator Sunwing, and ultra-low-cost airline, Swoop.

Travellers departing from Winnipeg, Hamilton, London, Abbotsford, Edmonton can book vacation packages with Sunwing that include a Swoop flight.

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Winnipeg Airport Carrying Out Emergency Exercise

Winnipeg Airport Carrying Out Emergency Exercise

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Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport (THEHUBWINNIPEG.COM)

Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport is preparing for a live emergency exercise on Tuesday involving a simulated incident on the airfield.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority says the exercise will enable airport and emergency response personnel to review and practise emergency response procedures in a safe and controlled environment.

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Passenger Traffic Up Slightly at Richardson International Airport

Passenger Traffic Up Slightly at Richardson International Airport

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Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport (WAA.CA)

Passenger traffic increased modestly in the second quarter of 2019 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

Winnipeg Airports Authority reported a 1.9 percent increase over the same period in 2018. May saw the greatest increase of passengers making their way through the air terminal building, up 4.1 percent over the same period in 2018 to more than 1.1 million travellers.

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Passenger Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in First Quarter

Passenger Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in First Quarter

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Winnipeg James Richardson International Airport (WAA.CA)

Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport saw a strong first quarter to the year with a 7.5 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to last year.

Winnipeg Airports Authority says they welcomed 1.1 million travellers in the first three months of 2019. To cap off March, passenger traffic was up 9.5 percent in that month alone.

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Airport Runway Reno to Increase Air Traffic Over Some Winnipeg Neighbourhoods

Airport Runway Reno to Increase Air Traffic Over Some Winnipeg Neighbourhoods

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Construction to a runway at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport will increase air traffic over select city neighbourhoods beginning next week.

Officials say the airport will temporarily close one of its two runways for a rehabilitation project beginning April 22, which is scheduled to last until September.

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Meet Otto: Winnipeg Airport Utilizing First Autonomous Snowplow in North America

Meet Otto: Winnipeg Airport Utilizing First Autonomous Snowplow in North America

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Otto, North America’s first autonomous snowplow, operates at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — They call it “Otto” and it’s leading the way to ensure runways at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport remain clear of snow.

The made-in-Manitoba technology is behind North America’s first autonomous snowplow, which the airport has been piloting since the fall. On Thursday, it was ready for its big reveal to see it in action.

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Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Ultra-low-cost airline Swoop has added new routes between Winnipeg and Kelowna, B.C. as part of its summer schedule.

The WestJet-affiliated airline will offer service between Manitoba’s capital and the Okanagan three times per week for $119. The schedule also sees the return of the seasonal route between Abbotsford, B.C. and Winnipeg four times per week for $129.

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Self-Driving Snowplow to Keep Runways Clear at Winnipeg Airport

Self-Driving Snowplow to Keep Runways Clear at Winnipeg Airport

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Officials with Winnipeg Airports Authority, Northstar Robotics Inc. and Airport Technologies, show off a self-driving snowplow near Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. (MANITOBA AEROSPACE)

Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport is trying out self-driving technology to keep its runways clear of snow this season.

Winnipeg Airports Authority has partnered with two Manitoba-based companies to pilot an autonomous snowplow this winter.

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