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Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. welcomes the 22,000 square-foot expansion of the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre on Wellington Avenue, just a short distance from the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.“It’s encouraging to see development around the airport campus to now include additional capacity for meetings, trade shows and conventions,” said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Grouping complementary services together creates real employment and economic benefits for our community.”
“Opportunity for Winnipeg exists when appropriate airport-area development planning, urban and regional planning, and business-site planning are coordinated to create a new urban form that is highly competitive, attractive and sustainable,” said Marina R. James, president and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. “This development is further proof that the Airport City/Connected City vision and supporting strategies being adopted by the Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc., with further support by many stakeholders, bring continued investment in to Winnipeg.”
n today’s connected world, a community’s airport is one of its greatest assets when viewed and used as an economic engine for development and growth. The Airport City/Connected City development model coordinates regional planning to leverage the airport’s location, traffic, capacity and connectivity to grow employment through enhanced economic activity.
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, a full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the world.
Located at the geographic centre of North America, with round-the-clock operations, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is the number one dedicated freighter airport in Canada as measured by the number of flights. The airport generates over $3.6 billion in total economic output and welcomes over 3.5 million passengers annually.
Source:- Winnipeg Airports