The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Winnipeg airport among world's most stylish: report

  • Print

By Geoff Kirbyson

The one-year-old terminal building at Richardson International Airport has been recognized as much more than a just people mover.

The $585-million project has been recognized by The Telegraph, a U.K.-based newspaper, as one of the world’s "most stylish" airports.

It’s keeping some pretty heady company, too, including the Worldport terminal at New York’s JFK, the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea and the Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

In praising the Winnipeg terminal, The Telegraph cited that it was designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, that it was certified for its environmental friendliness and notable for its ultra-modern look and energy efficiency.

In fact, the Winnipeg facility was the only one in Canada named to the list.

"It’s a very nice coup for the community," said Christine Alongi, spokeswoman for the Winnipeg Airports Authority.

"As the front door to the community, it’s wonderful to have that acknowledged. It puts a wonderful light on our region. We’re on the map."

Alongi said travellers look at airports much differently today than they did a decade or two ago; they want more than to be simply put on a plane.

"Airports are almost like malls now. People say, ‘What do they have available? What can I buy? What services does it have?’ They used to be concrete and mortar. Now they’re a customer’s touch-point," she said.

geoff.kirbyson@freepress.mb.ca

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Your top TV picks for this week - December 8-12

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A Canada goose makes takes flight on Wilkes Ave Friday afternoon- See Bryksa’s 30 Day goose a day challenge- Day 09- May 11, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Winnipeg Free Press 090528 STAND UP...(Weather) One to oversee the pecking order, a pack of pelican's fishes the eddies under the Red River control structure at Lockport Thursday morning......

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Will you watch The Interview?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google