FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
Today, WestJet announced two new destinations from Québec City. Every Saturday, between December 11, 2010 and April 30, 2011, travellers can enjoy a non-stop flight from Québec City to Cancun, Mexico. WestJet will also be offering a non-stop flight every Sunday, from December 12, 2010 until April 24, 2011, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“We are very pleased by WestJet’s announcement today since we will be able to offer more flights to our clients who are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of departing from the Québec City Airport. The fact that carriers are increasing the number of flights from Québec City is a reflection of a growing clientele and of the vitality and potential of our airport”, said Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of the airport. With the addition of these two new flights to the South this winter, Québec City Airport’s clients will have access to over 40 flights a week to sunny destinations for the 2010-2011 winter season.
Mr. Gagné also declared that the airport continues to forge ahead in 2010, with an average 13% increase in passenger traffic since the beginning of the year. Thanks to the new state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding customer service which puts the passenger first, Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport remains a major economic driver in the Québec City region.
Since November 1, 2000, the Quebec City Airport has been responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and development of the Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Over 10 carriers offer multiple connecting routes in North America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, with over 50 direct, non-stop flights a day to major cities in Eastern Canada and the United States such as Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Washington and Chicago and over 45 chartered flights a week in the winter to Paris, Bordeaux and Nantes.
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Director of communications
Aéroport de Québec
Tel. : 418-640-2700, ext :2625