January 1, 2017 marked a milestone for your community airport and much more – Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) has now held responsibility for operating and managing Winnipeg Richardson International airport for 20 years. Through those years, WAA’s strategic stewardship, relationship building and partnerships have leveraged the airport asset in a manner which saw traffic records fall, jobs be created and most importantly, connectivity to/from our region significantly improved.
Understanding we are here to serve this community, WAA’s operation is key to driving the economy of the region (and beyond its borders as well). This record also comes with financial success that stays right here in Winnipeg. As Annik-share capital corporation any excess of revenues over costs is reinvested into the community airport. This model is shared by major airports across Canada, proving itself as the best way to serve the broad interests of all our airport’s stakeholders.
With a board of directors, as well as advisory committees composed entirely of Manitoba community leaders that guide WAA, we look to daily live our mission statement; “With our community, we provide excellent facilities and services in a fiscally prudent manner. One need only look at the first three words – “with our community” – to understand what drives our organization, the airport and our operations.
Whether being your convention’s front door, giving refugees and new Manitobans a new lease on life or reuniting you with your loved ones, this and more is why we take great pride in the level of service that makes your airport world-class, and why we will strive to enhance it every day with more than dollars. We’ll do it with diligence and dedication.
– Barry Rempel is President & CEO of the Winnipeg Airport Authority