Regina International Airport

YQR maintains status as international airport

Aug 11, 2022 | 10:43am

Regina’s airport is once again basking in its status as an international airport. Transport Canada has maintained the Regina Airport Authority’s international designation until at least March 2023. In January 2021, the federal government revised the list of airports that had international designations, removing some airports from the list, including YQR. “As the 15th busiest […]

WestJet Resuming Routes From Regina to Warm Weather Destinations

Aug 8, 2022 | 12:23pm

After two years of not being able to get to a hot holiday destination in winter, people in and around Regina will be able to take flight this fall. West Jet has announced some some routes are back in service after being shut down during the pandemic. West Jet is bringing back its twice weekly […]

Minor Incident On Runway at YQR

Jul 26, 2022 | 2:28pm

There’s an old saying…any landing you walk away from is a good one. The pilot of a small plane may be thinking about that, after a minor incident at Regina’s Airport. Just after 12, a small single engine Cessna aircraft declared an emergency, and then proceeded to land. The plane came to rest on the […]

Regina Airport Seeing Return to “Normal” Passenger Levels

Jul 26, 2022 | 11:23am

Its been a tough few years for the air travel industry.  COVID, shutdowns, borders being closed, all contributing to a huge decline in air travel.  You have probably seen in the last few months, as the restrictions have been stripped away, passengers are flying in droves.  That is also causing a few problems at major […]

Ultra-low fare airline Swoop joining Regina International in 2022

Nov 16, 2021 | 8:13am

A second ultra-low cost carrier and fifth airline in total will be joining Regina’s International Airport next year. Swoop, will offer non stop service twice a week from Regina to Edmonton, starting June 16, 2022. Justin Reves with YQR, said Regina to Edmonton has always been a flight high in demand. “Yeah, generally speaking Regina […]

International flights returning to Regina and Saskatoon November 30

Nov 2, 2021 | 10:13am

Good news for Regina and Saskatoon, as both cities will have international flights once again at their airports come November 30. 🛫🌴📣GOOD NEWS!📣🌴🛬: Direct International Flights are back at YQR! The Government of Canada announced YQR can accept international flights again, starting November 30th. We have ☀✈ flights to Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. […]

Kram calling for bans to be lifted at YQR International Airport

Oct 31, 2021 | 8:04am

All international flights should be cleared for takeoff at the Regina International Airport according to Regina-Wascana MP Michael Kram. Kram says that there is no reason for the current international flight ban at the YQR Airport. He noted that the airport is well equipped to handle the COVID screening requirements. “They have rapid testing, they […]

Regina MP says leaving Saskatchewan off international flights list a “political decision”

Jul 22, 2021 | 7:13am

Regina Conservative MP Michael Kram feels the Liberal government just doesn’t want to co-operate with Saskatchewan. Kram says the announcement this week that saw five airports get added to where international flights can land with Regina and Saskatoon not being added is a direct slap in the face to the provincial tourism sector. “There doesn’t […]

Regina and Saskatoon airports not getting international flights when border restrictions lift

Jul 21, 2021 | 10:38am

When fully vaccinated Americans can begin travelling to Canada for pleasure August 9, Regina and Saskatoon won’t see any of that air traffic, at least not directly. Both of Saskatchewan’s largest airports have been left off a list released from the federal government that shows cities who will be allowed to welcome direct international flights. […]

Sunwing service returning to Regina and Saskatoon in December

Jun 15, 2021 | 9:36am

Saskatchewan residents will once again have the opportunity to travel to hot destinations this coming winter, as Sunwing has announced it will be flying out of Regina and Saskatoon once again. Initial flights will begin in Regina Dec. 10 and operate until April of 2022. Regina’s schedule is as follows; – Between Regina and Cancun, […]