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.
“The addition of this service route to Cleveland is in line with Aéroport de Québec’s vision of putting passengers first and at the forefront of our activities. We encourage the community to be part of our success by choosing flights departing from Quebec City and using this new service right away”, said Mr. Pascal Bélanger , President and Chief Operating Officer. This new service is increasing Continental Airlines’ presence in Quebec City, which already operates four direct daily flights to Newark .
The President and COO added that the diversification of air service from Quebec City is essential to improve Quebec City ’s accessibility and international visibility. Notwithstanding the major modernization project underway, Aéroport de Québec boasted impressive growth and a significant service increase in 2006.
Cleveland enhances services offered from Quebec City . It also proves our ability to deliver a new high-tech, high performance, safe and effective terminal within budgets and deadlines while maintaining our efforts to increase passenger satisfaction”, concluded Mr. Bélanger.
Since November 1st, 2000, Aéroport de Québec inc. has been responsible for the management, operations, maintenance and development of Aéroport international Jean-Lesage. Over 10 carriers offer several flights to various North-American, South-American and European destinations, including some 50 daily direct nonstop flights to major hubs in Eastern Canada and the United States such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Detroit, Cleveland and Boston, and over 30 international charter flights to sun destinations as well as Paris, France.