YQR International Airport

Mask restrictions at YQR International Airport eased, but not lifted

Jul 12, 2021 | 1:56pm

Provincial restrictions on indoor mask use being lifted are a sign of a return to normal for the YQR International Airport. President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority James Bogusz says masks are no longer required in the lobby, near the baggage claim, and while you’re waiting for a flight. “However, there are still […]

YQR International Airport receives funding boost from federal Airport Relief Fund

May 11, 2021 | 4:30pm

The YQR International Airport is pleased to receive 2.6 million from the federal government as part of the Airport Relief Fund. Airport authority President and CEO James Bogusz says he hopes this funding is a start of more to come. “This grant is designed to help offset some of the costs incurred from borrowing — […]

YQR’s Bogusz pleased to see federal government’s deal with Air Canada

Apr 13, 2021 | 12:51pm

The federal government has reached a deal with Air Canada worth $5.9 billion. The deal ensures passengers can get refunds for flights cancelled due to COVID-19, regional airports can restore Air Canada service, and allows a six-percent stake to be purchased by the federal government for $500 million. YQR International Airport President and CEO James […]

YQR International Airport begins COVID-19 testing pilot project with Haztech

Mar 23, 2021 | 2:19pm

The YQR International Airport has entered a pilot project with Haztech to provide private COVID-19 testing for those coming to and from the airport. Haztech will offer PCR testing as well as rapid tests, with both results arriving faster than Saskatchewan Health Authority testing available at EVRAZ Place. YQR President and CEO James Bogusz says […]

YQR International adding Air Canada route to Montreal

Mar 18, 2021 | 5:48pm

The YQR International Airport will be adding a brand new Air Canada flight later this year. President and CEO James Bogusz says Regina will now have a direct flight to Montreal through Air Canada. “Much like service used to be available for Ottawa, this will what we call a ‘triangle route,’ which means when you […]

New federal travel restrictions to have marginal impact at YQR International Airport

Jan 29, 2021 | 4:27pm

The new travel restrictions the federal government added Friday didn’t come as a surprise to the Regina International Airport. The new measures led to the cancelation of flights from sun destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico until April 30. It also requires returning international flights to land in either Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver or Calgary, and […]

Latest round of WestJet cuts not to impact YQR International Airport

Jan 8, 2021 | 6:46pm

Calgary-based airline WestJet announced cuts Friday they say are in response to the federal government’s testing requirements for travelers. It comes as passengers coming from outside of Canada are required to receive a PCR test that comes back negative within three days of their flight to Canada. That would still require the passenger to self-isolate […]

Four flights with Saskatchewan connections exposed to COVID-19

Sep 10, 2020 | 2:42pm

Four flights in and out of Saskatchewan have been exposed to COVID-19 in recent days. A Flair Airlines flight from Toronto to Saskatoon on September 3rd had a COVID patient on it, with the airline saying those on rows one through seven are exposed. Meanwhile, a WestJet flight from Calgary to Regina that took place […]

Possible COVID-19 exposure at five Regina businesses including YQR International Airport

Sep 10, 2020 | 2:21pm

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is advising the public of another possible COVID-19 exposure in Regina. The person who has tested positive visited the North YMCA on September 6th from 12:30 until 2:00 PM, and then also the Regina Airport pick up and drop off sites on September 7th while likely infectious. The patient was at […]