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.
M.Pascal Bélanger, President and Chief Operating Officer, Aéroport de Québec, is extremely pleased with United’s decision to expand service to Quebec City. « The addition of a daily flight to Chicago was one of our most successful undertakings in 2008, with occupancy levels in line with United’s expectations. The response from travelers is a clear indication that enhanced services to various destinations is a win-win situation. Chicago is in a unique position, being a major hub for connecting flights to the United States and around the world. United’s decision shows their appreciation to the people of Quebec City whose contribution is vital to the viability of the services offered by Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport» , added M. Bélanger.
Since November 1st , 2000, Aéroport de Québec inc has been responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and development of Aéroport international Jean-Lesage. Over twelve carriers offer service to North American, South American, and European destinations, including more than 50 direct, non stop, daily flights to major hubs in Eastern Canada and the United States such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago, and over 30 chartered flights to international destinations including Paris, Nantes and holiday destinations in the South.
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