Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. - New Air Terminal Building Focused on Innovation

    Baggage Handling System First in Canada

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg
Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) and The Honorable Jim Rondeau, Minister of
Competitiveness, Training and Trade, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy
and Mines from the Government of Manitoba participated in a signing ceremony
with Inter-Roller Engineering Limited (Inter-Roller) in Singapore.
    Through a competitive bid process, Inter-Roller was selected to design
and construct the Baggage Handling System (BHS) for the new air terminal
building. The system includes inbound and outbound baggage conveyors, sorters,
security devices, catwalks and logistic controllers. It will be the first
system in Canada to streamline the baggage drop-off process, so that all
passengers can conveniently process their luggage at a single location,
without having to locate different bag drops for domestic, transborder or
international destinations.
    "Our vision for airport site redevelopment incorporates innovation and
customer enhancements," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of WAA. "The new
air terminal building has been designed with passenger ease in mind and the
baggage handling system is focused on providing the best in customer service."

    Inter-Roller Engineering Limited is an international engineering
corporation listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The company specializes in
designing and building airport logistics systems including baggage handling,
in-flight catering, air cargo and parcel handling systems.

    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. All surplus revenue
over expenses is reinvested by WAA back into the community, primarily through
airport development projects. WAA is self sufficient with taxpayers not
directly involved in financing airport site redevelopment which is being paid
through Airport Improvement Fees (AIF).
    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.

For further information:

For further information: Christine Alongi, Director, Communications and
Public Relations, Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc., 249-2000 Wellington
Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3H 1C2, 24 Hour Media Line: (204) 992-2791,

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