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The main runway is fully operational once again

18 jun

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.

“I am proud of our teams, who were able to deliver this major repair project within the allotted timeframe,” said Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Aéroport de Québec inc. “Our aim was to minimize the potential impacts of the work for our passengers, and I can now say: mission accomplished.”

The runway intersection repairs created a number of challenges for the airport, since both runways were affected at the same time. Work will continue on the secondary runway until July 3, 2016, to complete the repairs, and will resume next year on the main runway.

About Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi)

Since November 1, 2000, Aéroport de Québec inc., a privately held company, has been responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and development of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Over ten carriers offer multiple connections to various 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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Mathieu Claise
Communications and Public Relations Manager
Aéroport de Québec inc.
Tel.: 418-640-2700, ext. 2625