The City of Regina and the Regina International Airport have partnered to add a new airport bus route to Regina Transit.
The Regina Transit’s airport service Route 24 was launched and is designed to meet the needs of both employees at the airport and surrounding businesses and residents to and from the downtown core.
Mayor Sandra Masters said the route would lead to better connectivity and an overall improved travel experience in the City.
“Whether you are catching a flight, going to and from work on the airport property or arriving to explore our incredible city, the route offers a reliable and convenient way for residents and visitors to connect from our international airport to our downtown.”
James Bogusz, President & CEO of the Regina Airport Authority, said that after years of discussions, they are thrilled to launch the new route.
“This announcement of Route 24 coming to the Regina Airport will provide daily transit service, Monday through Friday, with 29 frequencies a day of service right to our front terminal curb,” he said. “This new bus service will also support buildings like our Canada Post and the number of our hangers that are just north of the main airport terminal building. We are so thrilled to finally have this new service up and running.”
The route expansion cost $348,000 per year for the next three years, with the City covering $248,000 and the airport $100,000.
The route will run from Monday to Friday when the airport from the Cornwall Centre and the 13th Avenue and Pasqua Street westbound bus stops.
- 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (20-minute frequency)
- 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (40-minute frequency)
- 9 p.m. to 12 midnight (20-minute frequency).
Bogusz said they are open to expanding the route to include days like Saturday and Sunday.
“We love to see in the future, as this route develops, expanding hours,” he said. “For right now, it makes sense for Monday through Friday, with many of the major tenants on airport property.”
Masters said once they receive feedback from residents regarding the route, the City will look at any possible expansion.
“We are going to take feedback and monitor it in terms of volume of ridership and the assets we are deploying here, and hopefully, folks take it up, and we can expand the service.”
To celebrate the launch of Route 24, no fare will be required during the first week of service, which is until May 12.