Regina International Airport

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, […]

New money for YQR is a good start but more needs to be done, says local MP

May 15, 2021 | 10:25am

Regina-Wascana Member of Parliament Michael Kram has call this week’s federal funding announcement for the YQR International Airport “a drop in the bucket.” The feds announced 65 million dollars in funding for airports in November, but earlier this week, earmarked two-point-six million dollars for the Regina airport. Kram says the airport is operating at just […]

‘Debt level is very concerning’: Regina Airport Authority releases 2020 report

May 5, 2021 | 1:09pm

The Regina airport faced its fair share of difficulties during 2020. The Regina Airport Authority released its 2020 annual report Wednesday which shows a growing debt level and increasing requests for financial support from the federal government. James Bogusz, president and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority, admitted during the airport’s virtual event that their […]

City of Regina, Regina Airport Authority sign Memorandum of Understanding

Apr 16, 2021 | 12:06pm

The Regina Airport Authority (YQR) and the City of Regina officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Friday. The MOU will serve as a guideline for how the two groups work together going forward. Mayor Sandra Masters says while the city and YQR have always worked collaboratively, this MOU better aligns the two organizations. “We’re […]

Nav Canada announces Regina air traffic control tower will not close

Apr 15, 2021 | 12:11pm

Nav Canada has decided to not close air traffic control towers or flight service stations across Canada, including the tower at the Regina International Airport. The announcement was delivered in a news release late Thursday morning stating the company is committed to no site closures at seven airports that were under a service review. The […]

Regina-Wascana M.P Michael Kram concerned Regina and Saskatoon airports could be losing “international” designations

Mar 15, 2021 | 11:14am

Already in a fight to keeps it’s air traffic control tower, the Regina Airport Authority could now be facing the possibility of losing it’s “international” designation. M.P for Regina-Wascana, Michael Kram, said a Transport Canada document he obtained listing 13 international airports, did not include either Regina or Saskatoon. Kram says it would be very […]

Mayor Masters joins other Canadian mayors in fight to keep air traffic control towers

Feb 14, 2021 | 10:16am

Regina Mayor Sandra Masters has signed a letter asking Nav Canada, and Federal Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, to not close YQR’s air traffic control tower. The letter was also signed by the mayors of Whitehorse, Prince George, Fort McMurray, Windsor, and Sault Ste. Marie, whose airports face the same fate. We are battling for our […]

Airport Authority CEO pushing against YQR flight control tower closure

Jan 14, 2021 | 12:45pm

The proposed closure of the air traffic control tower at the Regina International Airport would be devasting, says the Airport CEO. James Bogusz says for the airport to have any hope of seeing pre-pandemic flight volumes return to YQR, the tower needs to be in place. The discussion comes after NavCanada notified YQR that due […]

YQR has long road to recovery, says Airport Authority CEO

Jan 3, 2021 | 8:05am

Like most other Saskatchewan businesses, 2020 was a very challenging year for the Regina Airport Authority. President and CEO James Bogusz said before March things were essentially “booming”. However at the height of the pandemic passenger levels at Regina’s Airport were down to two percent of normal numbers. Bogusz says that resulted in some very […]

Struggling YQR suffers another setback with loss of Flair Airlines

Dec 12, 2020 | 9:34am

The Regina International Airport was dealt another blow this week after Flair Airlines announced the suspension of its service until at least March. The COVID-19 pandemic has not been friendly to the airport industry, due to regulations surrounding both domestic and international travel. Regina Airport CEO James Bogusz says while the loss of an airline […]