Air Canada is set to usher in a new era for Manitoban travellers by being the first carrier to operate from the newly opened terminal at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
The first flight out of the terminal following its official opening is scheduled to be AC256, an early morning departure for Toronto.
“Air Canada is very proud to be operating the first flight out of the new terminal and we congratulate the Winnipeg Airports Authority on its completion,” said Nick Careen, vice president airports at Air Canada
“Airport users will experience better passenger and baggage flow within a brighter, more spacious terminal that also offers enhanced travel amenities, including expanded retail and dining options.
“For eligible Air Canada customers, we are pleased to be opening our newest Maple Leaf Lounge.
“Finished with modern bistro accents, the lounge features a business centre for customers who choose to work and flat screen televisions, a fireplace and theatre-style seating for those who wish to relax.”
Customers travelling to or from Winnipeg can obtain more details and wayfinding aids for the new terminal at the official website.
Air Canada in Winnipeg
Air Canada has provided service to Winnipeg for nearly 75 years.
This winter, the carrier will operate up to 30 flights a day to nine Canadian cities and weekly non-stop service to the sun destinations of Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.
Air Canada maintains a significant presence in Winnipeg, employing 700 people with an annual payroll of nearly $40 million and a total in excess of $178 million in annual expenditures in the city.