Earlier this year the WAA celebrated its 4 millionth passen- ger to pass through its gates.

During the Canada Summer Games the airport was a hub of activity.

Emad Tishko Tamo and other Yazidi refugees were welcomed with much emotion.

Te spotlight was on the city and the airport for much

of August as the 50th Canada Summer Games were held locally. Events took place all over the city and brought an amazing number of people into town. Te airport was a particular hub of excitement with three turn-around days being the peak travel days. Te best amateur athletes across the country in numerous sports came through our doors and our experts helped to see every single one of them on their way to be the best and brightest of athletes around. A stellar strategy ensured everyone was happy and on their way on an efficient timeline. August also saw the monumental opening of the Iqa- luit Airport in Nunavut. WAA staff, management and experts played a major role in developing this terminal, Iqaluit’s new front door to the world. Not only were we able to bring our experience to the project behind the scenes but it also revitalized the surrounding area. Com- munity and commerce alike now have a state-of-the-art terminal inhabited by Inuit art and modern comforts, bringing a world class experience to visitors. Te terminal showcases both the promise that Iqaluit embodies and the potential to continue in Canada’s North. Te theme of connection was a constant even on the cargo side. As a leading freighter airport in North Amer-

The airport continued to grow and expand its cargo business.

ica that excels at bringing goods to northern commu- nities and Winnipeggers alike, the airport continued to improve its offerings. For instance, this past September global postal leader DHL has expanded its service to include daily connections from Winnipeg to its hub in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tis new direct route to DHL’s Cin- cinnati hub and larger aircraft means Winnipeg now has faster DHL service. In turn, that means more packages getting to you and your network faster, as well as more opportunities for business that relies on cargo fulfillment to grow. In November, visitors to the airport will have a new

food and beverage option. Flight Club, from the Plaza Group of the Plaza Premium Lounge, is scheduled to open. Te new sit-down restaurant and takeaway café is located in the Arrivals Hall. It will be the first of its kind in North America and offer visitors an herb and seed in- spired menu, along with a selection of cold-pressed juic- es. With more retail options and offerings for customers on the way, it’s been a year of excellent taste all around! All of this to say that 2017 was on track to fly right past

our record year of 2016, and it did just that. We hope to see you come along for the ride as we set off on another adventure to new heights in 2018!

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