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Despite widespread economic uncertainty, the Winnipeg Airports Authority turned in a profitable fourth quarter at the same time as it introduced a therapy dog program to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere for customers.
Coincidence? We think not.
Passenger traffic at Richardson International during the last three months of 2015 was up more than one per cent from the same period a year ago. Consolidated revenue was $27.4 million for the quarter, up slightly from $26.5 million for the year-earlier quarter while earnings before interest, depreciation and taxes were $11.1 million, up from $10.8 million from the same period in 2014.
"Working closely with our airline, business and community partners continues to be a key element in the growth and improvements at the airport," said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. "Looking ahead, our community will benefit from WestJet’s new international service to London, England beginning this spring."
The therapy dog program was launched in conjunction with St. John Ambulance during the quarter. The logic behind it is interactions with the friendly dogs and volunteer handlers can help relieve stress or anxiety and help produce an excellent experience for travellers.