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20 nov
COVID-19 health measures - YQB Achieves Global Accreditation for Excellence of its Practices
Québec City, November 20, 2020. – The health measures in place at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic have earned it the Airport Health Accreditation global seal of excellence from Airports Council International (ACI).
05 nov
YQB Maintains Airport Fee Freeze 
PUBLIC NOTICE Québec City, November 7, 2020 – For the fourth consecutive year, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will not be increasing its airport improvement fees or general aviation fees in 2021, even though the airport has been hit hard by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Parking fees will also remain unchanged.
22 sep
Temperature screening by CATSA

Starting September 23, 2020 at 8 a.m., the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will begin its activities of temperature screenings of passengers and employees at its screening checkpoints at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).

15 jul
YQB Diversifies its Parking Options

UPDATE: The new parking rates will come into effect on September 23, 2020. All parking lots can be accessed free of charge until September 22, 2020.

Press release 

Québec City, July 15, 2020 – Starting September 15, 2020, passengers at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will enjoy even better parking options. The airport is changing its parking rates in response to passengers’ requests for competitively priced long-term parking. 

20 jun
YQB Annual General Meeting - A pivotal year, slowed momentum, and the agility to reinvent ourselves

Québec City, June 22, 2020 – 2019 was a pivotal year for Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). It celebrated an 18th consecutive year of growth, a new record of 1,789,005 passengers, a significant improvement in its air service, a change in senior management, a markedly more agile organizational structure, and a new strategic plan focused on diversifying revenue streams. Not to mention the largest construction project in the airport’s history, which was successfully completed on time and on budget.

12 jun
YQB hosts a drive-in movie theatre!

Québec City, June 12, 2020 – Grab some popcorn and get ready for a unique cinematic experience! Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be hosting a drive-in movie theatre this summer in partnership with the Ville de Québec and the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ). The event starts July 2, 2020. 

11 jun
NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Aéroport de Québec inc. hereby gives notice that the Annual Public Meeting will be held on June 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Due to the current context, the meeting will be held by videoconference.
22 apr
Lise Lapierre elected Chair of the YQB Board of Directors

Québec City, April 22, 2020 – At its meeting on April 21, 2020, the Board of Directors of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) elected Lise Lapierre as its new Chair. Ms. Lapierre has been a director since 2012 and served as the Vice-Chair of the Board until her nomination. She succeeds Jean-Claude Labbé, who has chaired the Board for the past year and whose third and final term as director ended in 2020. 

27 mar
COVID-19 : Impact is being felt at YQB

Québec City, March 27, 2020 – Over the past two weeks, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has deployed extraordinary measures in response to the global pandemic that is hitting the air transport industry particularly hard. 

09 mar
YQB Named Best in Class Airport in North America

Québec City, March 9, 2020 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been named the best airport in North America in the 0–2 million passenger category by Airport Service Quality (ASQ), which is a survey conducted by the Airports Council International (ACI) that measures passenger satisfaction.

06 mar
Airport Carbon Accreditation - YQB furthers its environmental leadership and becomes one of the most energy-efficient airports in North America

Québec City, March 6, 2020 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have once again been recognized, as the airport has received Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3 certification.

06 feb
YQB and Cégep de La Pocatière launch a pet therapy project to relieve travel stress

Québec City, February 6, 2020 – We all know that dogs are man’s best friend. And soon, they’ll bring joy to many travellers at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). If you’ve seen dogs and their handlers walking around the terminal recently, your eyes haven’t been deceiving you. This afternoon, Marc-André Bédard, Vice President – Operations at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Marie-Claude Deschênes, Director General of Cégep de la Pocatière, officially launched a pet therapy pilot project at YQB.

21 dec
Launch of Air Canada Rouge’s first international flights from YQB

Québec City, December 21, 2019 - Air Canada Rouge’s first international flight out of YQB flew to Cancún, Mexico this morning. Surrounded by a colourful decor and environment, passengers were treated to a warm welcome from Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB; David Rheault, Managing Director – Government and Community Relations at Air Canada; and Guy Marchand, General Manager – Eastern Canada Sales for Air Canada Vacations.

18 dec
Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Mazatlán, Mexico from Québec City

The first Sunwing flight from Quebec City to Mazatlán, Mexico departed from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) today. To celebrate the inaugural flight, Sunwing brought a taste of Mazatlán to the airport with authentic Mexican food, a tropical photo wall and special gifts for the first passengers to depart to this popular vacation destination from the city.

21 nov
YQB enters an era of sustained development

Québec City, November 21, 2019 – Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), was invited to address Québec City’s business community as part of a luncheon held by the city’s chamber of commerce. During his presentation, he discussed how YQB intends to support the growth of Québec City’s airport, allowing it to fully play its role as a driver of socio-economic development and, eventually, take its proper place on the world stage. 

04 nov
YQB welcomes the opening of an A&W franchise at the airport

Québec City, November 4, 2019 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is pleased to announce the official opening of an A&W restaurant in its food court. This is the first in the chain to open at an airport in Québec. Travellers from here and abroad will now be able to enjoy the Canadian banner’s large menu, which features burgers and all-day breakfasts. 

30 oct
Large-scale emergency exercise at YQB

Québec City, October 30, 2019 - Dozens of emergency responders and more than 100 extras gathered at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) today to participate in a large-scale emergency simulation of an active shooter situation in the terminal building. This exercise allowed YQB and its partners to test their emergency procedures and learn from the interaction between the security partners involved in the exercise. As part of its obligations to Transport Canada, YQB has a duty to test its Emergency Measures Plan (EMP) on a regular basis.

12 sep
Inauguration of the Espace Wendake at YQB : Huron-Wendat culture takes centre stage at Quebec City Airport

Québec City, September 12, 2019. – This morning, the Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Mr. Konrad Sioui, and the President and CEO of the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), Mr. Stéphane Poirier, officially inaugurated a brand new space in the international arrivals area of the Québec City airport. The space is inspired by the cultural wealth of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

28 aug
New city bus routes to YQB : Greatly improved access to the airport site for passengers and employees

Québec City, August 28, 2019. –  The president and CEO of YQB, Stéphane Poirier, and the new executive director of the Québec City transit corporation, Alain Mercier, today officially opened the new bus routes and facilities operated by Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).  

26 aug
Québec City residents join the 5 KM YQB race

Québec City, August 24, 2019 - The first 5 KM YQB race, a unique event, drew 1200 runners from the greater Québec City area for the privilege of setting foot on the main runway at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). In addition to the 5 km course, a 1.5 km course was set up for children wishing to take part in the experience. 

03 jul
Paradies Lagardère opens a second Relay store at YQB

Québec City, July 4, 2019 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is excited to announce the opening of a second Relay convenience store by international giant Paradies Lagardère, a banner well known to travellers.

07 jun
YQB expands its food offer - The Nourcy family to open its second Origine Café-Traiteur in fall 2019

Québec City, June 7, 2019 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Origine Café-Traiteur by Nicolas Nourcy are proud to announce the conclusion of an agreement to open a second concession at YQB in the fall of 2019. The business will be located in the public area of the airport and will include a restaurant, a bar and a takeout counter. 

06 jun
Winter 2019–2020 - YQB enjoys more international flights to and from Québec City thanks to Air Transat

Québec City, June 6, 2019—Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) eagerly welcomes Air Transat’s decision to add more international flights to and from Québec City over the winter 2019–2020 period. The airline intends to offer more flights to Florida and Cuba and add more frequent flights between Québec City and Paris.

10 may
5KM YQB : A first in Québec: 1,200 participants expected to run YQB’s runway

Québec City, May 10, 2019 – On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be holding the first 5 KM YQB, where some 1,200 participants will have the chance to run the airport’s main runway. The 5 KM YQB is a unique opportunity for people in the Québec City area to see the airport from a different angle—one that’s normally not available to the public. This type of race has already proven successful at other Canadian airports, but this will be a first in Quebec. Avjet and Air Canada have partnered with the airport to sponsor the event.

18 apr
YQB announces the appointment of its new President and Chief Executive Officer
Québec City, April 18, 2019. – At its 2018 annual general meeting, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) took the opportunity to report on the process to recruit a new President and Chief Executive Operator and announced the appointment of Stéphane Poirier, who will take up his duties on April 23, 2019. 
18 apr
Annual general meeting  : Outstanding results that point the way to a promising future

Québec City, April 18, 2019. – A historic increase in passenger traffic, exceptional financial health, and the delivery of world-class infrastructures: Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) unveiled its outstanding results this morning. Following the corporation's annual general meeting and in light of the 2018 annual report, President and CEO Gaëtan Gagné signed off on a positive set of results that points to a promising future. The new chair of YQB's board of directors, Jean-Claude Labbé, spoke at length about the major contribution made by Mr. Fortin and Mr.

03 apr
ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards: YQB ranked one of the top North American airports for its environmental management

Québec City, April 3, 2019 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been given an Environmental Achievement Award by the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA). The award celebrates the accomplishments and dedicated work of North American airports in environmental awareness and innovation. YQB’s environmental management plan won in the Mitigation category.

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.

23 nov
Gaëtan Gagné to pass the torch in 2019

Québec City, November 23, 2018 – After spurring incredible growth and spearheading a large number of successes, Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has announced to the Board of Directors that he will not be renewing his term. In order to ensure a smooth transition and allow the organization the time it needs to find his successor, Mr. Gagné will remain in office through a transition period once the new President and CEO has been named.

20 nov
YQB takes its place as one of North America's leading airports

Québec City, November 20, 2018.

12 oct
INOVA awards - The terminal expansion and renovation project recognized for its impact on the community

Québec City, October 12, 2018. – The INOVA awards of the Urban Development Institute of Québec (UDI) were presented at a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 11. As part of a contest that recognizes innovative projects with a significant impact on the community, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) received an award in the "public service" category. 

31 may
Gaëtan Gagné receives the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit

Québec City, May 31 2018. – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is proud to announce that Gaëtan Gagné, its President and CEO, has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit (Gold) in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments. This medal is the highest possible award under the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Program.

23 may
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport obtains Level 2 certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation program

Québec City, May 23, 2017. – The effort made by Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions has been recognized by Level 2 certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program.

15 may
Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois: YQB recognized for the excellence of its work in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering

Québec City, May 15, 2018. – The Québec consulting engineering awards ceremony (Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois) was held on Monday, May 14. One of the awards recognizing excellence in engineering went to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and SNC-Lavalin in the “mechanical and electrical building engineering” category. YQB and its partner Stantec were also nominated in the “building structure” category.

10 may
Origine opens a new café at YQB

Québec City, May 10, 2018 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is pleased to announce that, beginning on May 12, 2018, the secure airside zone sandwich shop/bar will be operated by Origine café-traiteur, a company from the Québec City area. The focus on regionally-based based products will continue, in line with the concept defined when the new terminal building opened.

30 apr
Mathieu Claise appointed Director of Government and Public Affairs

Québec, April 30, 2018 – Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has announced today that Mathieu Claise has been appointed Director of Government and Public Affairs. In addition to managing the organization’s communications, Mr. Claise will also be in charge of creating and maintaining close relations with the various communities in the greater Québec City region.

14 apr
Pidz Restaurant opening at YQB

Québec, April 14, 2018 – Pidz Restaurant opens for business today at the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB). The Québec City-based chain, with restaurants in Shannon and Lebourgneuf, improves YQB’s service offer to its passengers.

10 apr
WestJet to offer direct route Québec City - Calgary between June and October 2018

Québec, April 10, 2018 – WestJet Airlines has confirmed that it will be offering a new direct route between Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) from June 29 to October 26, 2018.

WestJet will fly direct four times a week to Calgary International Airport (YYC) from June 29 to September 8, and three flights a week thereafter until October 26, 2018.

26 mar
Employee Recommended Workplace Awards 2018 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport recognized as an outstanding workplace in Canada

Québec City, March 23, 2018 – On March 20, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) featured in the Mid-Sized Employers category of the second annual Employee Recommended Workplace Awards, presented by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail. The Employee Recommended Workplace Awards recognize the excellence of organizations that promote the commitment, productivity and health of their workers.

13 mar
RTC bus route 6: Good news for passengers and employees at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Québec City, March 13, 2018 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is pleased to announce that the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) will establish a direct bus route between the airport and downtown Québec City in the spring of 2019.

01 mar
A year under the banner of growth, vision and ambition

Québec, March 1, 2018 – An increase in flight volume from 350 to over 420 flights a week in spite of upgrade work on the main runway, and traffic up by 3.4% to reach a new high of 1,670,880 passengers, an expansion project delivered on time and on budget, and an enviably sound financial situation: the year that just ended will henceforth be associated with growth, vision and pride for the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).

26 feb
YQB Benchmarking by the Air Transport Research Society: “The ATRS rankings are invalid and must be ignored,” says world recognized consulting group

Québec, February 26, 2018 – Every year, the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) conducts a study, the Airport Benchmarking Report, in which they claim to measure the efficiency of over 200 airports around the world.

15 feb
Air Canada Rouge to provide service between Québec City and Toronto starting July 1, 2018

Québec City, February 15, 2018 – Air Canada has confirmed that its subsidiary Rouge will take over service between Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The current fleet of 74-seat Bombardier Q-400s will be replaced by 136-seat Airbus 319 and 200-seat Airbus 321 jets. Rouge will operate five daily flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

06 feb
YQB: Another year and still growing

Québec City, February 6, 2018 - 2017 ended with strong growth for Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The number of passengers traveling through the airport increased 3.4% over the previous year, peaking at 1,670,880, an increase of 55,000 people, despite repairs to the main runway that limited access for large aircraft from May 23 to August 9, 2017.

 

05 jan
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport and the taxi industry turn to technology

Québec City, January 5, 2018 – Starting in early January 2018, Aéroport de Québec inc.

12 dec
Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards 2017 : YQB’s VIP Lounge named Lounge of the Year in North America

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - The Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) VIP lounge was voted Lounge of the Year in North America, all categories combined, by Priority Pass program members.

11 dec
YQB: the new international terminal receives its first passengers

Québec City, December 11, 2017 – This morning the first passengers walked into the new international terminal at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).

08 dec
The Loop Duty Free opens its doors to YQB passengers

Québec City, December 8, 2017. – The Loop, the new duty free store at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), will open its doors to passengers early on Monday morning, December 11, 2017.

07 dec
YQB obtains Airport Carbon Accreditation for CO2 emissions management

Québec City, December 7, 2017 – This year’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) have been rewarded with Level 1 Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA).

 

15 nov
YQB 2018: HERALDING A WORLD-CLASS EXPERIENCE

The biggest construction project in the airport's history delivered on time and on budget

 

01 nov
From Trappers to Entrepreneurs: 4 Centuries of Business in Québec City - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport: part of Québec City's commercial and industrial history

Québec City, November 1, 2017 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is a proud partner of the exhibition From Trappers to Entrepreneurs: 4 Centuries of Business in Québec City at Musée de la civilisation, offering visitors the YQB Zone relaxation area.

 

01 nov
Temporary reduction in the availability of food services airside zone at YQB from November 1 to December 11, 2017

Québec City, October 31, 2017. – To facilitate the construction of a corridor between the new terminal and existing infrastructures, the restaurant L'Alititude at the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will close completely on November 1, 2017.

24 sep
A First in Canada - Americas Aviation Industry to gather at YQB

Québec City, September 24, 2017 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is set to host Routes Americas 2019, the aviation industry’s top international forum.

04 jul
YQB to offer its passengers a new and improved retail environment

Québec City, July 5, 2017 – When the new international terminal building opens next December, the retail space in the new infrastructures at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be operated by four concession holders.

01 mar
Our 15th year of growth built on trust

Québec City, March 2, 2017 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) board chair André Fortin and president and CEO Gaëtan Gagné today released the company’s 2016 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting.

For the fifteenth straight year, 2016 saw significant growth but also an unparalleled level of trust in our organization and ongoing projects on the part of passengers and the general public.

13 feb
Up to 70 additional flights per week — A plus for passengers

Québec City, February 13, 2017 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) is very pleased with WestJet’s decision to add up to 70 additional flights per week to and from Québec City (YQB). This decision has strengthened WestJet’s position and made it more competitive while meeting the needs of passengers in the greater Québec City area.

12 dec
YQB U.S. customs preclearance facility takes a new stride forward

Quebec, December 12, 2016 –  The U.S. customs preclearance opportunity has taken a major step forward with the United States Congress adopting a bill that will facilitate its implementation.

This critical step results from the March 10, 2016, meeting between American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when they “committed to make our borders more open and more secure”, notably by expanding preclearance at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.

08 sep
75 Years Serving Regional Development

Québec City, September 8, 2016 – The Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Building on its 75-year history of serving the people of greater Québec City, YQB has great things in store, including the ongoing YQB 2018 expansion project and the recently announced plans for a U.S. preclearance center.

18 jun
The main runway is fully operational once again

Québec City, June 18, 2016. – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has had to carry out runway repairs to ensure the safety of all passengers. The runway intersection repairs were completed during the night of Friday to Saturday, and the main runway became fully operational on Saturday, June 18, 2016, a day before the original deadline. The airport remained open and operational for airlines and passengers throughout the repairs.

08 jun
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport to be even more competitive

Québec City, June 8, 2016 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) welcomes the Québec government’s newly tabled Bill 109, which, in addition to granting the City of Québec new powers in its role as capital city, modernizes the airport authority’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) system to align with practices elsewhere in the country.

10 mar
Aéroport de Québec inc. hails Canada-US agreement on U.S. preclearance center at YQB

Québec City, March 10, 2016 –  Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) welcomes the agreement announced today between the Canadian and U.S. governments for the construction of a U.S. preclearance center at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), after 15 years of determined efforts.

The new facility will change the face of YQB by considerably reducing connection times to the U.S. while at the same time driving economic development in the Greater Québec City Area and the surrounding regions.

04 mar
Runway repairs – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport remains open and operational during repairs

Québec, March 4, 2016 – To ensure the safety of all passengers, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will carry out runway repairs from June 6 to 18, 2016.

The airport will remain open and operational for airlines and passengers during the repairs.

Larger aircraft, however, will not be able to operate during this period since runway lengths will be restricted. In some cases, airlines may use a different type of aircraft.

We invite passengers to contact their airline if they have any questions regarding flight schedules during this period.

03 mar
A YEAR OF GROWTH AND RESULTS

Québec City, March 3, 2016 – Aéroport de Québec inc. board chair André Fortin and president and CEO Gaëtan Gagné today released the company’s 2015 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting. As this document makes clear, 2015 ended on a note of growth and confidence—investors’ confidence in our corporation and most importantly, the confidence of our passengers, whose growing numbers reassure us every year that we chose the right business model for the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) by making them our primary focus.

18 dec
New terminal access road: work complete!

Québec City, December 18, 2015. The end of 2015 marks a major step in the work to expand Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The new access road to the terminal has been fully operational for a few days. This is the first piece of the new terminal’s infrastructure to be fully completed.

15 dec
VIP Lounge at Québec City Airport No. 1 in North America

Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards 2015

Québec City, December 15, 2015 – The VIP Lounge at the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) was ranked the top VIP lounge in North America, all categories combined, by members of the 2015 Priority Pass program. The award goes to the lounge that meets the highest standards in passenger experience. This year, more than 100,000 votes were cast to choose the winners of the 11th Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards.

05 oct
MASSIVE SUPPORT FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR A U.S. CUSTOMS PRE-CLEARANCE FACILITY AT YQB

Québec City, October 5, 2015 – Dozens of businesses, executives, municipalities, and chambers of commerce have expressed their approval and support for the installation of a U.S. Customs pre-clearance facility at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). From Beauce to Victoriaville to Rivière-du-Loup, socio-economic players in the greater Québec City area and many others have rallied to make Québec City the next Canadian city to have a pre-clearance facility.

10 sep
MODULAR CORRIDOR OF 165 M TO PROVIDE SAFE, COMFORTABLE ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE GATES

Québec City, September 10, 2015 – In a move to ensure passenger comfort during construction underway at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) until 2018, Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) has installed an access corridor leading to gates 33 through 35.

Fully air conditioned, heated, and computerized, the 165 m modular corridor provides safer, more comfortable access to YQB’s international terminal for all inbound and outbound passengers.

17 jun
QUEBEC AIRPORT AND SITA INTRODUCE WORLD’S FIRST AIRPORT WORKFORCE USE OF APPLE WATCH

Wearable tech supports faster, more efficient airport operations

11 jun
AÉROPORT DE QUÉBEC INC. COMPLETES $265 MILLION BOND ISSUE

Québec, June 11, 2015 – Aéroport de Québec inc. announced today that it has completed a $265 million financing. The new funds will be allocated to capital expenditures over the following years, more particularly to finance the international arrivals sector at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

28 may
95% of Québec City residents support a U.S. Customs preclearance facility at YQB

Québec City, May 28, 2015 – To make sure the population of Québec City was supportive before installing a U.S. Customs preclearance facility at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) hired SOM, a survey firm, to measure the degree of local support for the project. The online survey, conducted May 13 to 21, 2015, makes it clear that Québec City residents are overwhelmingly in favor of the preclearance facility: nearly all respondents (95%) had either a highly favorable (62%) or a somewhat favorable (33%) opinion of the project.

02 apr
More summer flights at YQB – Better access to Europe and sunshine destinations

Québec City, April 2, 2015 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has expanded its selection of summer flights with many new destinations in summer 2015.

More flights to sunshine destinations
The number of direct flights to sunshine destinations will increase by 25% and reach a new high. Carriers Air Transat and Sunwing will operate up to eight direct flights to Mexico and the Caribbean per week, with five destinations—Cancun, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, Punta Cana, and Varadero—available 52 weeks a year.

19 mar
GROWING AND GETTING RESULTS TO BETTER SERVE OUR PASSENGERS

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Aéroport de Québec inc. Annual General Meeting

GROWING AND GETTING RESULTS TO BETTER SERVE OUR PASSENGERS

25 feb
PASSENGER » FLIGHTS » AT THE AIRPORT » TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT » CORPORATE » TOURISM » CAREERS CONTACT US FAQ FRANÇAIS WESTJET ENCORE KICKS OFF OPERATIONS OUT OF QUÉBEC CITY – New carrier to offer more flights to Toronto

Québec City, February 25, 2015 – Starting March 15, travelers will have access to more WestJet flights to and from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The airline’s regional subsidiary, WestJet Encore, will ramp up WestJet’s service by operating two daily flights to Toronto Pearson International Airport, WestJet’s hub in Eastern Canada.

18 nov
WINTER 2014-2015 : MORE FLIGHTS TO SUN DESTINATIONS FROM QUÉBEC CITY

November 18, 2014– Travellers from Québec City and outlying regions will once again be able to take advantage of even more flights out of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) during the 2014-2015 winter season. Indeed, several new flights have been announced.

Sunwing will offer a direct flight to Panama every Friday from December 12 2014 until April 24, 2015. The weekly flight will bring passengers to the Playa Blanca airport, near all the major hotels.

25 jul
CELEBRITY CRUISES TO OFFER ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES FROM QUÉBEC CITY WINTER 2015

July 25, 2014 Celebrity Cruises announced that they will be offering all-inclusive, Caribbean cruise packages from Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport in winter 2015.

20 mar
RESULTS THAT REFLECT PASSENGER SATISFACTION

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Aéroport de Québec inc. Annual Public Meeting

RESULTS THAT REFLECT PASSENGER SATISFACTION

19 feb
YQB VOTED BEST AIRPORT IN NORTH AMERICA

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YQB VOTED BEST AIRPORT IN NORTH AMERICA

February 19th, 2014 – For the third time in the last four years, the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been voted Best Airport in North America in the 0-2 million passenger category according to Airport Service Quality (ASQ), a world-wide survey lead by Airports Council International (ACI) which measures airport client satisfaction.

25 sep
Emergency Situation Simulation at Québec city Jean Lesage International Airport

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Emergency Situation Simulation at Québec city Jean Lesage International Airport

OUR PASSENGERS’ SAFETY : ALWAYS FIRST

31 may
PROVINCIAL AIRLINES DÉBARQUE À YQB!

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More regional flights

PROVINCIAL AIRLINES TO SERVE QUEBEC CITY (YQB)

Québec, May 31, 2013 – The President and CEO of Aéroport de Québec inc., Mr. Gaëtan Gagné, is pleased to announce that Provincial Airlines will become, as of June 3rd, the 11th commercial airline to operate from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).

16 apr
$425 MILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND NEARLY 4,500 JOBS ACROSS CANADA

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Aéroport international Jean-Lesage de Québec

$425 MILLION IN ECONOMIC IMPACTS AND NEARLY 4,500 JOBS ACROSS CANADA

21 mar
A DECADE OF GROWTH AND ANOTHER YEAR CROWNED WITH SUCCESS

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Aéroport de Québec inc. Annual Public Meeting

A DECADE OF GROWTH AND ANOTHER YEAR CROWNED WITH SUCCESS

07 feb
A DECADE OF GROWTH FOR THE QUÉBEC CITY AIRPORT

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New historic high point with 1,342,840 passengers

A DECADE OF GROWTH FOR THE QUÉBEC CITY AIRPORT

23 mar
Still Growing Bigger. Still getting better. 2011 : A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

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Annual Meeting – Aéroport de Québec inc.

Still Growing Bigger. Still getting better.
2011 : A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

20 feb
YQB VOTED BEST AIRPORT IN NORTH AMERICA

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Second year in a row

YQB VOTED BEST AIRPORT IN NORTH AMERICA

February 20th, 2012 – For a second year in a row, the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been voted Best Airport in North America in the 0-2 million passenger category according to Airport Service Quality (ASQ), a world-wide survey lead by Airports Council International (ACI) which measures airport client satisfaction.

24 jan
2011: A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

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10.4% increase in passenger traffic at YQB

2011: A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

January 24, 2012 – Mr. Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of the Québec City Airport is proud to announce that 2011 will have been a record-breaking year for the Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), with a 10.4% increase in passenger traffic, bringing the total number of passenger to 1,313,432.

02 jun
US AIRWAYS LANDS AT THE QUÉBEC CITY AIRPORT

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Inaugural flight between Québec City and Philadelphia

US AIRWAYS LANDS AT THE QUÉBEC CITY AIRPORT

June 2, 2011– Today marks the date of US Airways’ very first flight to Philadelphia from Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport.

23 mar
QUÉBEC CITY JEAN LESAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING

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QUÉBEC CITY JEAN LESAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
PURSUING OUR ACSENCION TOWARDS NEW HEIGHTS

March 23, 2011 – The Chair of the Board of the Québec City Airport, Mr. Guy Vachon, and the President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gaëtan Gagné, presented the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport’s Annual Report today, at the annual public meeting.

20 mar
GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING

NOTICE is hereby given that the General Annual Meeting of Aéroport de Québec inc. will be held on Wednesday, March 23th, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., in Rooms Toronto & New York of the Airport Services Building, located at 505, Principale Street, Québec (Québec) G2G 0J4, for the purposes of:

16 mar
Federal government announces $50 million investment

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Federal government announces $50 million investment

QUÉBEC CITY AIRPORT: AMBITIOUS PROJECTS TO PURSUE OUR ASCENSION

09 feb
Three daily flights to Philadelphia from Québec City

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Three daily flights to Philadelphia from Québec City

PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO US AIRWAYS’ GLOBAL NETWORK

Québec, February 9th, 2011– Travellers from the Québec City region have yet another reason to celebrate with US Airways’ important announcement today.

Three daily flights to Philadelphia will open the door to US Airways’ global network as of June 2nd, 2011. The flights will be offered aboard 50-seat CRJ200 regional jets.

19 oct
Air Canada Vacations to serve Quebec City Airport

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New weekly flight to Varadero

Air Canada Vacations to serve Quebec City Airport

October 19, 2010 – The Québec City Airport is very pleased by the announcement made today by Air Canada Vacations to the effect that they will be offering a weekly flight to Varadaro in the Winter 2010-2011 season. Once again, the number of flights from Québec City has been increased, thus giving passengers even more choice of destinations.

11 aug
Quebec City Airport ups the number of its sunny destinations for winter 2010-2011

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WestJet announces new non-stop flights to Fort Lauderdale and Cancun

QUEBEC CITY AIRPORT UPS THE NUMBER OF ITS SUNNY DESTINATIONS FOR WINTER 2010-2011

August 11, 2010 – Travellers wishing to fly to sunny destinations from Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport will be happy to learn that new non-stop flights are now available.

11 may
Québec City Airport: Proud Partner of the Vidéotron Québec Air Show

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QUÉBEC CITY AIRPORT: PROUD PARTNER OF THE VIDÉOTRON QUÉBEC AIR SHOW

30 apr
Annual Public Meeting Aéroport de Québec continues its growth

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ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING AÉROPORT DE QUÉBEC CONTINUES ITS GROWTH

Québec City, April 30, 2010 – Despite the challenges posed by the world economic situation, Aéroport de Québec continued to grow and develop in 2009. Although there was a slowdown in domestic traffic, the exceptional growth in transborder and international traffic allowed the organization to attain a historic high of 1,035,000 passengers, added on to a marked increase in available services, flights, and destinations.

12 nov
Porter Airlines tees up winter Myrtle Beach service

TORONTO/November 12, 2009 – Golfers, families and friends can get away to Myrtle Beach’s famous golf courses and sandy beaches more easily than ever with Porter Airlines’ new winter seasonal service.

15 oct
New Air Canada BlackBerry App!

On October 15th, 2009 – Air Canada became the first North American airline to release a BlackBerry® application. The free application will make it convenient for travellers with BlackBerry® devices to retrieve electronic boarding passes, track flight information in real-time, receive notification of itinerary changes using the new Air Canada Web Signal service for BlackBerry® and obtain other details about Air Canada flights.

01 oct
Air Transat to offert new nonstop flights to Bordeaux and Marseille

Québec City, October 1, 2009 – Passengers will soon have more reason than ever to fly out of Québec City: Air Transat will be offering new nonstop flights to Bordeaux and Marseille starting summer 2010. The carrier, which already operates flights to Paris and a number of flights every week to the south from Québec City, has made the move to boost its presence at the airport and offer clients enhanced service.

28 sep
Transat A.T. Inc. postpones its flights to Mexico until June 1 and brings back its customers and employees

Montreal, April 28, 2009 – As a result of the World Health Organization’s decision to raise the level of the swine flu alert to Phase 4, and following directives issued by governments because of the appearance of swine flu in several countries, Transat A.T. Inc. is postponing its flights from Canada to Mexico until June 1 inclusive, and from France to Mexico until May 31 inclusive. This decision applies to flights operated by Air Transat or other carriers.

24 sep
Porter Airlines adds capacity in Quebec City : Three daily flights to downtown Toronto

Quebec City, September 24, 2009 – The good news just keeps on coming at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, where Porter Airlines has announced it will add flights to better meet the needs of local travelers and business people. Starting November 26, the carrier will build on the success it enjoyed over the past two summer seasons by offering three daily flights year round to downtown Toronto.

17 sep
Air Canada will operate CRJ705 to serve Quebec-Toronto corridor

Quebec, September 17th 2009 – Starting next November, Air Canada Jazz will operate the Quebec-Toronto corridor with 75 seats CRJ705. This aircraft have a 10 business class seats configuration.

04 jun
Corsairfly invites children to travel for less than 2$ + taxes

On June 4, 2009, Corsairfly was awarded the 1st Prize Podium of the Client relationship in the transportation industry.

Today Corsairfly has chosen to share this award with its customers.

For this occasion, within the framework of the development of its offer and its engagement to families, Corsairfly offers little accompanied passengers to go on vacation to France this summer for less than $2 CAD taxes.

12 mar
United adds a second flight from Quebec city to Chicago

Québec City, Thursday, March 12, 2009 – United Airlines announced today that a second daily flight will be added between the Old City and the Windy City as a result of the very positive response to the current daily flight to Chicago.

The additional flight will operate from June 4 to October 25 using a 50-seat CRJ. Flights to Chicago will depart Quebec City at 8:15 a.m. and 4:56 p.m. and flights back to Quebec City will depart Chicago O’Hare at 12:58 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

17 feb
Delta Air Lines Re-brands Northwest’s Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport Facilities

Quebec – February 17th – Delta Air Lines’ (NYSE: DAL) name and logo will become part of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport beginning Feb. 17 as the airline integrates its operations with Northwest following their merger in October of last year.

Quebec City is among the more than 200 airports worldwide – six of them in Cananda- where Delta is brandind counters, gates, kiosks and signage following the merger that made the airline the world’s largest.

17 may
Oyez ! Oyez ! WestJet adds second daily flight to Quebec City

CALGARY, Alberta. May 17, 2008. WestJet today announced the addition of a second daily non-stop flight between Quebec City and Toronto. Support for this destination has been very strong and the addition of a second daily flight will enable guests to access new markets, particularly sun destinations for winter travellers. Starting May 17, 2008, WestJet will operate one daily flight between Quebec City and Toronto and starting November 2, 2008, it will increase to two flights daily.

18 mar
Quebec City newest Porter Airlines destination… Halifax returns to daily service as part of summer schedule

TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ – Porter Airlines is bringing its fresh approach and refined style to Quebec City as part of the carrier’s summer schedule. One daily Toronto-Quebec City flight connects passengers in Canada’s most historic city to the heart of its largest city via Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), only minutes from downtown. Porter is also introducing the only scheduled non-stop flights between Halifax and Quebec, operating daily.

05 feb
TRAVEL TO THE WINDY CITY AND BEYOND THANKS TO UNITED AIRLINES

Québec, February 5, 2008 – Aéroport de Québec inc. announced today new non-stop service from Québec City to Chicago on United Airlines, beginning June 5th, 2008. This is yet another milestone in the Airport’s constant efforts to increase and improve services to/from the Québec region. United joins recent carriers added to the Airport’s list in this time of significant growth further to a record breaking year for passenger traffic, which exceeded 877 000 in 2007.

10 jan
Westjet adds Québec City to its growing family

Quebec, January 10, 2008 – Once again, Aéroport de Québec inc. stays true to its “Passenger Orientation” by welcoming WestJet Airlines to Québec City. The long awaited arrival of the carrier will coincide with the festivities surrounding Quebec City’s 400th anniversary, and a record breaking year for passenger traffic, with a 12 % increase in 2007.

11 jun
New Quebec City-Cleveland Service Route- Aéroport de Québec STRENGTHENS ITS “PASSENGER Orientation” PHILOSOPHY

Quebec City, June 11, 2007 – Following yesterday’s inaugural flight, Aéroport de Québec is launching a new service route to Cleveland from Aéroport international Jean-Lesage (AIJL). Every Sunday morning from June 10 to November 4, 2007, Continental Airlines will operate a weekly flight from Quebec City to Cleveland on a 50-seat Embraer 145, thus providing easy access to popular destinations such as Los Angeles and Las Vegas . This new route will further increase traffic at AIJL which reached record-high traffic in 2006 with nearly 780,000 passengers.

04 apr
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES STARTS NEW FLIGHTS TO QUEBEC FROM CLEVELAND

CLEVELAND, April 4, 2007—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), today announced the first ever nonstop scheduled service between the airline’s Cleveland hub (CLE) and Quebec’s Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The flights will enhance Continental’s existing service to Quebec from its New York hub at Newark.

The seasonal weekly Cleveland to Quebec service begins on June 9, 2007 and ends on Oct. 28, 2007. The schedule is as follows:

Cleveland-Quebec (Saturdays)
Departure / Arrival
12:45 p.m. / 2:38 p.m.