Regina (YQR) Airport
Regina YQR Airport Overview
Regina International Airport YQR serves the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan and its capital city Regina.
The Airport is located west of Regina, off Lewvan Drive & Regina Avenue. Recently it has started a long-term airport improvement project, which will accommodate the increase in passengers and transform the terminal and its facilities, as well as the parking areas into an up-to-date and user-friendly Airport.
With two runways and an estimated 1.2 million passengers in 2012, the airport is served by many commercial airlines offering nonstop flights to major Canadian, and some US cities, and seasonal charter flights to popular vacation destinations.
NOTE: 1. All passengers visiting the U.S. should familiarize themselves with the increased security measures mandated by Transport Canada, by visiting the following sites: Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, and Transport Canada.
2. Note that at present Regina Airport does NOT have U.S. Customs Clearance.
3. NEXUS members now can use their NEXUS card to acces the dedicated entrance in the pre-boarding screening line.
The passenger terminal at Regina International, open 24/7, consists of a main level and a second level. Projects competed in 20122 in the terminal include renovation of the check-in hall & hold room infill; replacement & upgrades to hold room seatings; ad adding more food & retain offerings.
The Main level houses the Arrivals & Baggage area on the right side of the terminal, which includes the Arivals Hal, domestic & international baggage claims, service & airline counters, Canada Border Services, Primary Inspection line, baggage handling, domestic ground loading, rental car counters, airline check-in counters, CATSA screening area, Groundside SaskTel Business Center, and food & drink establishment. To the left are Airport offices and tenant offices (for future expansion).
The second level houses to the right tholdroom, food & drink establishments, the holdroom lounge and access to 2 airline loading bridges. In the center is the pre-boarding line, pre-boarding screening, and holdroom; To the left are food & drink establishments for both pre- and post security, a retail area and access to the airline loading bridge.
Amenities & Services in the passenger terminal include Boingo Wireless internet access and SaskTel Business Centers, both available in pre- & post-security areas. The Guest Services Desk is in the Arrivals area (tel. 306-761-7482). The AirCanada Jazz Maple Leaf Lounge is available in the post-security area, as well as a cafe, a public lounge and massage chairs. Pre-security areas include ATM/change machines, a hotel reservation center, Rumours Handcrafts, Relay Store, cafe & restaurant, Lost & Found, Sundial & Tipi Rings. Rental car counters are located in the Arrivals area.
Parking options at Regina Airport include Short-term parking in front of the passenger terminal; and Long-term parking for over 1,100 cars. with free electricity for block heaters. The new cell phone parking lot, opened late 2012 at the site of the former old rental car builings. Stay with your car until your party has collected bags and calls you to be picked up at the curb. For more parking information call the parking lot kiosk at 306-761-7558.
The Quick Turn Around Rental Car Suport Facility opened in July 2012 and hous Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National & Thrifty.
To get from Regina International Airport to your destination, you can rent a car (six rental desks are inside the terminal and rental cars are parked outide the terminal building), take a taxi, or a bus: The taxis are available outside of the teminal building and a taxi coordinator will be at hand, or call Capital Cab at 306-791-2222. Limo services are available from Diamond (306-791-2227) of Phantom (306-924-5466).
'Roaming Buffalo Shuttle Services' (Regina 306-550-6877; Moose Jaw 3006-630-4365) runs between Regina & Moose Jaw, and other select Regina destinations.
Downtown Regina can be reached in 5 minutes, and other city areas take no more than 15 minutes.
Regina YQR Airport Update History
- YQR Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- YQR Food & Stores - Oct 15, 2013
- YQR Airport Intro - Jun 18, 2013
- YQR Airlines Served - Jun 13, 2013