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Air Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in Second Quarter

Air Traffic, Revenue Up at Winnipeg Airport in Second Quarter

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

More people flew in and out of Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport during the second quarter of this year.

Figures released Monday by the Winnipeg Airports Authority show passenger traffic increased 8.8 percent compared to the same period in 2016. It’s the 14th consecutive month such traffic has soared at the airport.

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Winnipeg Airport Workers Hit the Picket Line

Winnipeg Airport Workers Hit the Picket Line

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

Approximately 150 employees walked off the job Monday at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport. The strike comes 72 hours after the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) served airport officials notice on Friday.

The employees are seeking a wage increase of 5.5 percent in each year of a two-year agreement, retroactive to 2016.

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Winnipeg Airport Given 72-Hour Strike Notice by Union

Winnipeg Airport Given 72-Hour Strike Notice by Union

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

Travellers could be in for a headache at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport if workers decide to strike.

The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) has given Winnipeg Airports Authority a 72-hour strike notice.

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Unionized Winnipeg Airports Authority Employees Vote in Favour of Strike

Unionized Winnipeg Airports Authority Employees Vote in Favour of Strike

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A Virgin Atlantic flight prepares to depart Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport on Sunday, October 26, 2014. (CAL GOSSELIN PHOTO)

Unionized workers employed by the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) have voted in favour of striking if mediation between the workers and their employer fall apart later this week.

The two sides are currently in last ditch mediation talks with the assistance of a federally-appointed mediator and the vote by workers means employees will be in a position to strike as of 12:01 a.m. the morning of Saturday, July 22, if an agreement can’t be reached.

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Workers to Picket at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Workers to Picket at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

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

Unionized Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) employees will picket outside Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Friday as contract negotiations head into mediation starting next week.

A media advisory sent out by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Thursday says the demonstration will start at noon and is being held to protest contracting out and to show support for the bargaining team as they head into mediation.

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Clash of the Mascots: Tourism Week Kicks Off with Airport Invasion

Clash of the Mascots: Tourism Week Kicks Off with Airport Invasion

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Niibin, the 2017 Canada Summer Games mascot, is one of a dozen appearing at James Richardson International Airport on Friday. (TWITTER)

A dozen Winnipeg mascots will invade James Richardson International Airport today to help Tourism Winnipeg kick off Tourism Week.

“The annual mascot invasion orchestrated by Tourism Winnipeg is a proven hit with travel-weary passengers as they deplane, and it also increases interest in an array of notable local tourism experiences,” said Dayna Spiring, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.

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Winnipeg’s Airport Driving Economy by $3.37B: Study

Winnipeg’s Airport Driving Economy by $3.37B: Study

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

A new study shows Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport carries a $3.37 billion economic footprint.

The study, conducted by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., says the airport also contributes $1.54 billion in GDP. The figures are based on 2016 business.

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WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Travellers flying to Hamilton, Ontario from Winnipeg and vice versa can now do so directly on WestJet.

The airline launched its non-stop service between the two cities on Tuesday with a departing flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

“These routes mean lower fares and reduced travel times for Hamiltonians visiting friends and family in Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg and vice versa,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president, network planning.

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MTS Working on Wireless Outage Near the Airport

MTS Working on Wireless Outage Near the Airport

MTSMTS technicians are working to fix a service disruption near Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

A fire Thursday afternoon damaged a cellular tower at the airport, affecting customers in the surrounding vicinity. Disruptions include the inability to use wireless voice, text or data services. The outage is expected to last until sometime Friday at the earliest.

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