Winnipeg's airport among most iconic
The new Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport terminal is set to open for travellers on Oct. 30, 2011. (HANDOUT)
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport's new Terminal 2 has been named one of the world's most iconic airports by the Travel Channel.
It's listed among sparkling-new Spanish, South Korean and Saudi Arabian facilities in an article published on the site's website.
The article celebrates the Winnipeg airport's skylights, bright atrium and large windows, all of which help realize architect César Pelli's vision of bringing the big prairie sky inside.
"Not all of the new designs have received unanimous raves, but the 10 featured here have certainly been the subject of admiration — and endless conversation," the article notes.
In order, the Travel Channel's 10 most iconic world airports are: Marrakech-Menara Airport, Morocco; Incheon International Airport, South Korea; Barajas Airport, Spain; King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia; Kansai International Airport, Japan; Lyon-Saint Exupéry, France; Changi Airport, Singapore; Wellington Airport, New Zealand; Carrasco International Airport, Uruguay; and Winnipeg International.