Passengers of Greyhound will have a new place to board the bus in Regina as of Saturday morning.
The Regina International Airport will be the new loading and unloading zone for passengers after the former Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) terminal along Saskatchewan Drive wrapped up its service at that location Friday.
“We’re looking forward to having them, another good tenant for the Regina Airport Authority and hopefully a healthy and long-term relationship,” said Ken Waschuk, chair of the board of directors and acting CEO of the airport.
The company will come through twice a day according to Waschuk. The east-west route will see a bus from Winnipeg arrive at 5:50 a.m. each morning, departing at 6:50 a.m. Later in the morning, the west-east route will arrive from Calgary at 9:35 a.m. and leave at 10:30 a.m.
Waschuk said the airport reached out to Greyhound after the Saskatchewan government made the decision in its spring budget to stop funding STC.
“It’s always good to get more people in the terminal building … it’s a little bit of an opportunity for more people to come to our airport. It may be more convenient for some people to come here than to go elsewhere,” he said, regarding the extra daily traffic. “Another 40 or 50 people is just fine with us. It’ll help our food services be more profitable. It’ll help the airport in general.”
Space has been made inside the airport for a new Greyhound ticket counter, which can be found in the car rental area. As far as boarding, an area has been marked in red to go along with a Greyhound sign put up just beyond the regular drop-off zone outside of the building.