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20 jun
YQB Annual General Meeting - A pivotal year, slowed momentum, and the agility to reinvent ourselves

Québec City, June 22, 2020 – 2019 was a pivotal year for Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). It celebrated an 18th consecutive year of growth, a new record of 1,789,005 passengers, a significant improvement in its air service, a change in senior management, a markedly more agile organizational structure, and a new strategic plan focused on diversifying revenue streams. Not to mention the largest construction project in the airport’s history, which was successfully completed on time and on budget.

12 jun
YQB hosts a drive-in movie theatre!

Québec City, June 12, 2020 – Grab some popcorn and get ready for a unique cinematic experience! Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be hosting a drive-in movie theatre this summer in partnership with the Ville de Québec and the Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec (FCVQ). The event starts July 2, 2020. 

11 jun
Aéroport de Québec inc. hereby gives notice that the Annual Public Meeting will be held on June 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Due to the current context, the meeting will be held by videoconference.
22 apr
Lise Lapierre elected Chair of the YQB Board of Directors

Québec City, April 22, 2020 – At its meeting on April 21, 2020, the Board of Directors of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) elected Lise Lapierre as its new Chair. Ms. Lapierre has been a director since 2012 and served as the Vice-Chair of the Board until her nomination. She succeeds Jean-Claude Labbé, who has chaired the Board for the past year and whose third and final term as director ended in 2020. 

27 mar
COVID-19 : Impact is being felt at YQB

Québec City, March 27, 2020 – Over the past two weeks, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has deployed extraordinary measures in response to the global pandemic that is hitting the air transport industry particularly hard. 

09 mar
YQB Named Best in Class Airport in North America

Québec City, March 9, 2020 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been named the best airport in North America in the 0–2 million passenger category by Airport Service Quality (ASQ), which is a survey conducted by the Airports Council International (ACI) that measures passenger satisfaction.

06 mar
Airport Carbon Accreditation - YQB furthers its environmental leadership and becomes one of the most energy-efficient airports in North America

Québec City, March 6, 2020 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases have once again been recognized, as the airport has received Airport Carbon Accreditation level 3 certification.

06 feb
YQB and Cégep de La Pocatière launch a pet therapy project to relieve travel stress

Québec City, February 6, 2020 – We all know that dogs are man’s best friend. And soon, they’ll bring joy to many travellers at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). If you’ve seen dogs and their handlers walking around the terminal recently, your eyes haven’t been deceiving you. This afternoon, Marc-André Bédard, Vice President – Operations at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Marie-Claude Deschênes, Director General of Cégep de la Pocatière, officially launched a pet therapy pilot project at YQB.

21 dec
Launch of Air Canada Rouge’s first international flights from YQB

Québec City, December 21, 2019 - Air Canada Rouge’s first international flight out of YQB flew to Cancún, Mexico this morning. Surrounded by a colourful decor and environment, passengers were treated to a warm welcome from Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB; David Rheault, Managing Director – Government and Community Relations at Air Canada; and Guy Marchand, General Manager – Eastern Canada Sales for Air Canada Vacations.

18 dec
Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Mazatlán, Mexico from Québec City

The first Sunwing flight from Quebec City to Mazatlán, Mexico departed from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) today. To celebrate the inaugural flight, Sunwing brought a taste of Mazatlán to the airport with authentic Mexican food, a tropical photo wall and special gifts for the first passengers to depart to this popular vacation destination from the city.