Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (IATA: YWG, ICAO: CYWG) is an airport in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
In 2006 it was the eighth busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, serving just under 3.3 million passengers in 2006, and the 11th
busiest airport by aircraft movements. It is also an Air Canada Jazz and WestJet focus city.
The airport is connected to the Winnipeg city centre via Wellington Avenue, which connects to Route 90.
Airport users can access the terminal from downtown via Winnipeg Transit bus service (Route 15 Sargent/Mountain).
Winnipeg International Airport is one of seven Canadian airports that has US Border Pre-clearance facilities.
A major project involving the construction of a new terminal is underway. The new terminal, to be located northeast of the existing
terminal, is being constructed with newer airplanes such as the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A380 in mind, and will also open Winnipeg
up to widebody aircraft such as the Boeing 747/777 and Airbus A330/A340. Construction began in the early spring of 2007, and the
terminal should be completed by 2009.