St. Andrews Airport turns 50

Global News

WINNIPEG – St. Andrews airport opened its hangars to the public Saturday to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

“It’s rare, you don’t get to see these kinds of planes too often,” said visitor Bruce Simpson.

The downpour of rain cancelled some of the planned activities like hot air balloon and plane rides but the rain didn’t keep visitors away.

“Despite the weather I was determined to come out here today and show my son some planes,” Simpson said.

The airport opened in 1964 to help take on some of the growing demands on Winnipeg’s airport after it started attracting larger jet airplanes.

Airport management says back in its heyday in the 70’s St. Andrews Airport was the busiest airport in all of Canada for aircraft movement. Now it’s the second busiest in the province and eighteenth in Canada.

“Right now we have anywhere between 250 to 500 aircraft movements a day depending…

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