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01 mar
Our 15th year of growth built on trust

Québec City, March 2, 2017 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) board chair André Fortin and president and CEO Gaëtan Gagné today released the company’s 2016 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting.

For the fifteenth straight year, 2016 saw significant growth but also an unparalleled level of trust in our organization and ongoing projects on the part of passengers and the general public.

13 feb
Up to 70 additional flights per week — A plus for passengers

Québec City, February 13, 2017 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) is very pleased with WestJet’s decision to add up to 70 additional flights per week to and from Québec City (YQB). This decision has strengthened WestJet’s position and made it more competitive while meeting the needs of passengers in the greater Québec City area.

12 dec
YQB U.S. customs preclearance facility takes a new stride forward

Quebec, December 12, 2016 –  The U.S. customs preclearance opportunity has taken a major step forward with the United States Congress adopting a bill that will facilitate its implementation.

This critical step results from the March 10, 2016, meeting between American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when they “committed to make our borders more open and more secure”, notably by expanding preclearance at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.

08 sep
75 Years Serving Regional Development

Québec City, September 8, 2016 – The Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Building on its 75-year history of serving the people of greater Québec City, YQB has great things in store, including the ongoing YQB 2018 expansion project and the recently announced plans for a U.S. preclearance center.

18 jun
The main runway is fully operational once again

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.

08 jun
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport to be even more competitive

Québec City, June 8, 2016 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) welcomes the Québec government’s newly tabled Bill 109, which, in addition to granting the City of Québec new powers in its role as capital city, modernizes the airport authority’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) system to align with practices elsewhere in the country.

10 mar
Aéroport de Québec inc. hails Canada-US agreement on U.S. preclearance center at YQB

Québec City, March 10, 2016 –  Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) welcomes the agreement announced today between the Canadian and U.S. governments for the construction of a U.S. preclearance center at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), after 15 years of determined efforts.

The new facility will change the face of YQB by considerably reducing connection times to the U.S. while at the same time driving economic development in the Greater Québec City Area and the surrounding regions.

04 mar
Runway repairs – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport remains open and operational during repairs

Québec, March 4, 2016 – To ensure the safety of all passengers, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will carry out runway repairs from June 6 to 18, 2016.

The airport will remain open and operational for airlines and passengers during the repairs.

Larger aircraft, however, will not be able to operate during this period since runway lengths will be restricted. In some cases, airlines may use a different type of aircraft.

We invite passengers to contact their airline if they have any questions regarding flight schedules during this period.

03 mar
A YEAR OF GROWTH AND RESULTS

Québec City, March 3, 2016 – Aéroport de Québec inc. board chair André Fortin and president and CEO Gaëtan Gagné today released the company’s 2015 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting. As this document makes clear, 2015 ended on a note of growth and confidence—investors’ confidence in our corporation and most importantly, the confidence of our passengers, whose growing numbers reassure us every year that we chose the right business model for the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) by making them our primary focus.

18 dec
New terminal access road: work complete!

Québec City, December 18, 2015. The end of 2015 marks a major step in the work to expand Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The new access road to the terminal has been fully operational for a few days. This is the first piece of the new terminal’s infrastructure to be fully completed.