Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. and the Town of Churchill Create Churchill Transportation Inc.

WINNIPEG, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Town of Churchill announce the creation of Churchill Transportation Inc.

Churchill Transportation Inc. ("CTI") will work with the community to realize the economic potential of transportation assets, notably the airport and its environs. CTI is the vehicle through which the Town of Churchill would like to work with the federal government and its airport, to identify and address any opportunities including marketing and development.

"CTI is all about the unique opportunity to work together and in so doing to collaboratively promote economic opportunities that are of regional and common benefit," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.  "Both parties in this new venture share an understanding of the potential. This agreement further enhances the ties between this region and the Winnipeg Airports Authority."

"One of the goals of the town of Churchill is to raise awareness of our region and opportunities for a sustainable future," said Michael Spence, Mayor, Town of Churchill.  "This agreement moves us toward taking a direct role in meeting our community's future needs and is aimed at providing mutual benefits and sharing in economic opportunities that exist in our combined networks."

Speaking at the news conference, Dr. Arthur Mauro noted, "Winnipeg has historically played a central role as a supply center for exploration and supply to Northern Canada.  Today's announcement builds on the Government of Canada's Northern Strategy and recognizes the role of Churchill in the national transportation system."

The Town of Churchill is committed to incorporating its unique traditions and values, while continuing to progress toward the future through planned social, educational and economic growth.

Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses. WAA receives no operating funding from any level of Government.

Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive to be a leader in its growth and development.

SOURCE Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.

For further information:

Christine Alongi
Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Phone: 204.987.2021 24 Hour Media Line:  204.992.2791
www.waa.ca  or Connect with us on Twitter @YWGairport

Albert Meijering
Chief Administrative Officer
The Town of Churchill
Phone:  (204) 675-8871 Cell:  (204) 675-0095
Email: ameijering@churchill.ca  or ameijering@mymts.net

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