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20 mar
2019 Employee Recommended Workplace Award : YQB named one of the best employers in Canada
Québec City, March 20, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has won an Employee Recommended Workplace Award in the “mid-sized not-for-profit” category. The award is presented by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail.
28 feb
Jean-Claude Labbé elected chairman of YQB’s Board of Directors

Québec City, February 28, 2019 – During its meeting on February 28, 2019, the Board of Directors unanimously nominated Jean-Claude Labbé as their next chairman. An administrator since 2011, Mr. Labbé served as vice-chairman until his nomination. He will be succeeding André Fortin, who was chairman for seven years.

19 feb
Routes Americas 2019 : Mission accomplished - Air transport industry charmed by Québec City 

Québec City, February 19, 2019 – Québec City certainly impressed the hundreds of decision-makers and air transport industry professionals who gathered in the area from February 12–14 for Routes Americas 2019, the largest route development forum in the Americas. Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), as the event’s host, took the opportunity to showcase its cutting-edge facilities and highlight the region’s business and tourism potential.

08 feb
Routes Americas 2019: YQB partners with a leading authority in the aviation industry

Québec City, February 13, 2019 – While in Québec City as a guest speaker for Routes Americas 2019, Nawal Taneja, Executive-In-Residence at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, took the opportunity to introduce his most recent book, Re-Platforming the Airline Business. Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), wrote a foreword for the book, alongside his counterparts at Denver and Amsterdam airports, to name a few.

08 feb
Passenger traffic : YQB sets new passenger record for 2018

Québec City, February 11, 2019 – 2018 ended on a high note for Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The airport welcomed 1,774,871 passengers, a 6.2% increase over the previous year.

08 feb
YQB’s good governance once again recognized by Transport Canada

Québec City, February 8, 2019 – This week, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) once again received confirmation of its sound management and good governance through Transport Canada’s annual audit of its activities. Each year, YQB prepares an exhaustive accountability report for Transport Canada as part of the department’s lease monitoring program. And each time over the past ten years, the airport has been satisfactory in meeting its obligations. 

Note that the federal agency is the only authority able to qualify and audit YQB’s governance.

31 jan
Routes Americas 2019 : Minister Mélanie Joly to participate in the largest route development forum in the Americas

Québec City, January 31, 2019 – In recognition of the importance and size of Routes Americas 2019, the honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will be in Québec City on February 13 to meet with hundreds of airline transport industry decision-makers from around the world. She will be giving a conference on economic opportunities in tourism, an initiative that aligns closely with her Canadian tour to develop the new federal tourism strategy.

15 jan
Routes Americas 2019 : The air transport industry of the Americas meets in Québec City

Québec City, January 15, 2019 – The largest route development forum in the Americas will be held in Canada this year for the first time, with Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) hosting. From February 12 to 14, hundreds of influencers from the airline industry will gather in Québec City to plan and negotiate the future of air services while discovering the area’s beauty and business potential.

04 dec
YQB wins an Élixir award for the second year running

Québec City, December 4, 2018. – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has received an award for its communications management during the project to extend and improve the layout of the international terminal. The Élixir PMI award was presented yesterday evening at a ceremony organized by the Québec Association of Professionals in Project Management (PMI-Montréal). This is the airport's second Élixir award, following an award received in 2017 for the quality of its project office.

29 nov
Canadian Tourism Awards - Gaëtan Gagné recognized by the Canadian tourism industry

Québec City, November 29, 2018 – The vision and incredible accomplishments of Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), have been recognized during the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Awards (TIAC). This year’s ceremony was held at the Hilton Lac‑Leamy in Gatineau. Mr. Gagné won the WestJet Airport Innovation and Excellence Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the tourism and airport industries.