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Record number of passengers through Saskatoon airport

The number of people through the Saskatoon airport in 2013 really took off as an estimated 1.38 million passengers visited the airport.

"We have record passenger volumes every month in 2013," said Stephen Maybury, president and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority.

He said the number of passengers in 2013 is 4.4 per cent higher than in 2012, but he expects 2014 to break 2013's record.

Beside the growth in passenger traffic, Maybury said the airport is also experiencing physical growth through the $53 million dollar expansion project.

People get back to Saskatoon after ice storm delays

The ice storm that hit much of Eastern Canada certainly caused tie-ups at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, but flights coming from there to Saskatoon were running fairly smoothly on Monday.

"It's been managed well.  We're just seeing some minor delays.  They're running anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes (late) is sort of the worst case scenarios we're seeing," Saskatoon Airport Authority CEO Stephen Maybury said.

More YQR flight delays as Toronto battles ice storm

As southern Ontario confronts an intense blast of freezing rain, the Regina International Airport is experiencing mounting flight delays.

Most of southern Ontario was placed under a freezing rain warning mid-day Saturday with Environment Canada saying that ice accumulations on power lines could cause widespread power outages.

All that bad weather is cause for concern for anyone travelling in the country as any flight connecting to Toronto will likely be delayed.

Flights delayed at YQR as busy travel weekend commences

Some issues with weather in Vancouver and Toronto were causing delays at the Regina International Airport Friday evening as a busy travel weekend began.
Vancouver had snow warnings throughout the day Friday while Toronto was getting freezing rain.

In Regina, some flights were delayed for over an hour, including Kyle Demery’s flight to Edmonton. He was headed home after three works of working in Saskatchewan.

“After three weeks being here, all you want to do is get home and be with your family,” he said. “It’s daunting.”

Eastern storm leaves mark on air travel into Saskatchewan

The winter storm hitting Ontario and the eastern states has left its mark on air travel in Saskatchewan.

Multiple flights have been delayed at the Regina International Airport. Flights to and from Toronto are delayed along with other flights from Chicago and Minneapolis.

At least seven flights were delayed Saturday evening as planes were slow to leave those stormy areas.

You can check the status of a flight on the Regina International Airport website.

Plane crash near Lloydminster kills pilot

A small plane crashed near Lloydminster, AB Saturday afternoon, killing the only person on board.

Transportation Safely Board spokesperson Chris Krepski says the Cessna 210 went down moments after taking off from the Lloydminster airport.

"There was one pilot on board, and he was fatally injured" Krepski says. "The Transportation Safety board is deploying two investigators from our Edmonton office who will arrive tomorrow morning."

Little information is known about the pilot at this time.

Semi crash between Moose Jaw and Swift Current causes delays

An overturned semi held up some traffic on Highway 1 between Moose Jaw and Swift Current Thursday afternoon.

The RCMP said that officers were present along the road between Ernfold and Chaplin after a semi that was heading west crashed. The truck evidently lost control, entering the ditch and rolling onto its side.

The man who was driving was taken to the hospital in Swift Current. The RCMP wasn't aware how badly he was hurt.

RCMP said road conditions were "good" when the accident occurred.

Laser pointers proving problematic for Regina Airport, pilots

It may seem like harmless fun to the person on the ground but people aiming laser pointers at planes above Regina are becoming a big concern.

This year alone there has been 12 reported cases of people shooting laser-pointers at planes while they're in the air. That's up from five in 2012, and one in 2011.

President and CEO of the Regina International Airport Jim Hunter says this type of activity is extremely dangerous.

Semi and mini-van collide on HWY 21; one dead

A man has died after a collision between a mini-van and a semi-trailer on Highway 21 near Kerrobert.

According to RCMP, at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday, the southbound mini-van went into the northbound lane. A semi-trailer happened to be coming by at the time and tried to avoid the oncoming vehicle, but wasn’t able to.

The two vehicles collided head-on just south of the Highway 31 junction, killing the lone occupant of the mini-van. The semi driver was physically unharmed.

Flights south fill up as temperature in Sask. drops

All this cold weather in Regina has many people of warmer climates, according to numbers from CAA Travel.

“Ever since the cold hit, it has been very busy and definitely people want to get out of here sooner rather than later,” said Angie Thachuk assistant manager at CAA Travel.

Thachuk said people started booking flights for this winter season as early as last year, so space is becoming more and more limited. That’s especially true on connecting flights to Costa Rica.

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