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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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Strong Second Quarter Propels Passengers, Revenue at Winnipeg Airport

Strong Second Quarter Propels Passengers, Revenue at Winnipeg Airport

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

WINNIPEG — Passenger levels and revenue soared during the second quarter at James Richardson International Airport.

Numbers released by the Winnipeg Airports Authority on Tuesday show a 2.1 percent increase to passenger travel during April, May and June of this year compared to the same period in 2017. That accounts for 1,073,512 passengers who made their way through the airport terminal.

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