Monday, August 17, 2009

Regina Airport Car Rental

Regina Airport Car RentalRegina International Airport (IATA code YQR) is an international airport located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. As of 2007, it is the second busiest airport in Saskatchewan.

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Here's some interesing information on Regina International Airport, sourced from Wikipedia (
The first site in Regina used for flying was the infield at Regina Exhibition Park's horse race track, where visiting barnstormer "Lucky Bob" St. Pierre (a Nebraskan whose real name was "Shaeffer" or "Shaffer") flew a Curtiss Model D biplane in August, 1911. A few other barnstormers, notably aviatrix Katherine Stinson of the famous aviation family, appeared in Regina and other prairie cities in the years thereafter, but there was virtually no other aviation activity in Western Canada during the First World War.

The present airport site was developed in 1928-30. A terminal building was built in 1940. Scheduled airline service was initially provided by Moose Jaw-based Prairie Airways (in 1938) and then Trans-Canada Air Lines (in 1939). A new terminal building was erected in 1960. Major renovations to this terminal building were conducted in 1983-86. A $24-million expansion started in January 2004, increasing its capacity to 1.2 million passengers per year. The first stage of the expansion included the expansion of the terminal and includes a larger post-security holding room, another passenger loading bridge, an expansion to the international arrivals area and more baggage carousels. The first phase was completed in August 2005. The second phase is now under way.

Airlines using Regina International Airport include:
  • Aeroméxico
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Northwest Airlink operated by Compass Airlines
  • Skyservice
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines
  • WestJet
  • West Wind Aviation

Video: An aircraft being pushed out from the airbridge at Regina Airport

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