Since taking over at the end of January, James Bogusz, the President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority has been able to instill himself in the community and gather information on what Regina’s airport needs moving forward.
Tuesday night residents had the chance to hear the further plans for YQR and share some of their own opinions.
Bogusz said security wait times during peak hours have been a concern for some travelers.
“Security wait times at YQR can sometimes during the day be very long,” he said.
“What we want to be able to do is look at what can be done in our facility to encourage a better security experience. We’re actually looking at re-locating the whole security area on the second floor, to the south side of the building,” Bogusz said.
Bogusz added the purpose of the planned security relocation is to increase how much space they have in order to bring in new screening technology which in-turn will move travelers through faster.
Talks with United Airlines have also taken place, with aspirations to restore international flights to Denver and or Chicago.
“Denver is a hub city, with United being one of their major hubs, is the most likely prospect,” Bogusz said.
“We work with consultants who buy information or data that helps us know where people are travelling, and it’s clear to me that Denver is the most likely opportunity, followed by Chicago. We need to get something going again here at our capital city,” said Bogusz.