Current Projects

2nd Floor Hold Room Renovations

We are expanding our post security area this summer – which is phase 1 of our terminal building renovation.

This project will greatly increase the amount of post security food and beverage outlets as well as expand our passenger waiting area. When completed you will find new comfortable seating, additional outlets for your electronic devices and the creation of a children’s play area.

RAA will also be enhancing and streamlining our pre-screening queuing area. Watch for new signage and entrances that better define “passenger screening” and “priority screening” (for trusted travellers, Nexus, flight crews and RAC holders)

Construction is ongoing and is scheduled to be completed before Christmas.

Cost of Phase 1 Renovations: $1 Million (fully funded by the airport improvement fee.)

Completion Date: Before Christmas 2019

New Spaces & Seating

If you haven't flown for a couple of months, here's some of the new changes you'll find post-security at #YQR (and more coming in 2020!):🍔Food court area🍔🛋Softer seating🛋🧒Kids play structure🧒✈Window views✈

Posted by YQR – Regina International Airport on Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Energy Reduction Project

Greenwave Innovations has been selected to assist RAA in a comprehensive review of its power consumption in the main terminal. The main purpose of this project is to determine the best practices that will help reduce RAA’s overall carbon footprint.

This project will collect and trend high resolution data which will help the RAA to set carbon reduction targets, and to identify methods to reach those targets.

Recommended changes and best practices will help reduce the RAA’s overall carbon footprint.

The evaluation will also provide direction on how to further shrink RAA’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The project includes the installation of over 3,000 data loggers, which will provide RAA vital information that will be used to educate, analyze and plan for future projects.

RAA recognizes the need to be environmentally conscious while experiencing continued growth that is critically important for our community.

This project will help to streamline YQR energy consumption, help with carbon reduction s and provide overall cost savings.

Cost of Energy Consumption Review: $150,000 (fully funded by the airport improvement fee.)

Completion Date: By 2020


Greenwave Innovations - your partner in energy conservation

Upgraded WIFI System

Customer service is a priority for us at YQR. Today’s traveller wants to be able to connect to the digital world using a mobile device from wherever they are, whether travelling for business or pleasure.

To help create a positive experience for people visiting YQR, we are making a significant investment in the wireless network we provide for travellers.

Our goal is to make that network more reliable with better coverage for our guests that use the network for business or leisure purposes while they are here at YQR.

This project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019 is funded by the Airport Improvement Fee and will cost around $150,000.

Cost of Upgraded WIFI System: $150,000 (fully funded by the airport improvement fee.)

Completion Date: December 2019

WiFi logo


 Parking Improvements

In addition to lowering long term parking rates, RAA will be adding new technology that will improve customers overall parking experience.

New parking pay stations and gate access equipment will make it easier for RAA customers to access the various on-site lots, allow for new payment options and new parking products in the future.

Parking is one of the major non-aviation revenue sources for RAA. The funds collected from parking help to off-set the fees and charges to both passengers and airlines operating at YQR.

The investments in parking technology and systems will help ensure our parking products are modern, stable and reliable for the traveling public.

Cost of Parking Improvements: $750,000 (fully funded by the airport improvement fee.)

Completion Date: December 2019


Impark - a part of the Reef Parking network

 Runway Deicing Truck

Saskatchewan is well known for its cold and snowy weather during winter. To combat these crippling weather conditions RAA has purchased a high-caliber winter road maintenance deicing truck from Epoke.

This newest generation of Epoke chemical spreaders has world class technology that will allow the RAA winter maintenance team to have an even more accurate and uniform delivery while spreading sodium formate and potassium acetate when de-icing our runway surfaces.

This includes the ability to ensure the appropriate chemicals are being spread at the right rates depending on the weather conditions.

RAA is required to maintain the runways and all airside paved surfaces. These areas are de-iced regularly. 

The truck can apply chemical to prevent the formation of ice and/or apply a different chemical to aid in the removal of formed ice to ensure the safety of the travelling public and others visiting YQR.

The Epoke equipment will provide the RAA maintenance team exceptional flexibility and the ability to deice at a faster pace with a higher degree of efficiency.

The Epoke machine will supplement the current fleet of machines that ensure safe and continuous operation of the airport during winter conditions.]

Cost of Epoke de-icing truck: $550,000 (fully funded by the airport improvement fee.)

Completion Date: Winter of 2019


De-icing truck with Epoke attachment

Simplified Short Approach Lighting System

The RAA will be enhancing flight operations safety at YQR by installing a precision approach lighting system on Runway 31.

This initiative supported by our partners at WestJet and Air Canada will increase pilot ability to safely land aircraft on Runway 31 at night and in low visibility conditions.

Known in the aviation industry as a Simplified Short Approach Lighting System or (SSALR), it is a combination of 45 high intensity steady burning lights followed by 5 sequenced flashing lights called strobes.

Cost of Simplified Short Approach Lighting System: $ 1.5 Million(fully funded by the airport improvement fee.)

Completion Date: TBD