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.
“With an average of more than 1,000 extra passengers a week, we’re very happy with this growth, which shows yet again that people in the greater Québec City area are choosing YQB for their air travel,” said Gaëtan Gagné, president and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. “These results are no accident. They reflect our hard work and major investments in our facilities to give our passengers a world class airport.”
“In 2017, domestic flights were a major success story. Developments like the addition of more than 70 WestJet Encore flights a week to Montréal and Toronto gave local passengers more frequent service to these destinations and worldwide access thanks to codesharing,” added Gagné. “Our main runway was repaired on schedule, allowing us to resume flights to Europe in fall 2017.”
With a new international terminal to better serve Québec City and meet the challenge of fast-growing passenger traffic, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has emerged as a driver of economic development for the greater Québec City area.
About Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) is the private non-profit organization that has managed, operated, maintained, and developed Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) since November 1, 2000. Some dozen airlines offer multiple routes to destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe, with daily service to major hubs in northeastern North America.
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