Skip to content

Press Releases

04 nov
YQB welcomes the opening of an A&W franchise at the airport

Québec City, November 4, 2019 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is pleased to announce the official opening of an A&W restaurant in its food court. This is the first in the chain to open at an airport in Québec. Travellers from here and abroad will now be able to enjoy the Canadian banner’s large menu, which features burgers and all-day breakfasts. 

30 oct
Large-scale emergency exercise at YQB

Québec City, October 30, 2019 - Dozens of emergency responders and more than 100 extras gathered at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) today to participate in a large-scale emergency simulation of an active shooter situation in the terminal building. This exercise allowed YQB and its partners to test their emergency procedures and learn from the interaction between the security partners involved in the exercise. As part of its obligations to Transport Canada, YQB has a duty to test its Emergency Measures Plan (EMP) on a regular basis.

12 sep
Inauguration of the Espace Wendake at YQB : Huron-Wendat culture takes centre stage at Quebec City Airport

Québec City, September 12, 2019. – This morning, the Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Mr. Konrad Sioui, and the President and CEO of the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), Mr. Stéphane Poirier, officially inaugurated a brand new space in the international arrivals area of the Québec City airport. The space is inspired by the cultural wealth of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

28 aug
New city bus routes to YQB : Greatly improved access to the airport site for passengers and employees

Québec City, August 28, 2019. –  The president and CEO of YQB, Stéphane Poirier, and the new executive director of the Québec City transit corporation, Alain Mercier, today officially opened the new bus routes and facilities operated by Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).  

26 aug
Québec City residents join the 5 KM YQB race

Québec City, August 24, 2019 - The first 5 KM YQB race, a unique event, drew 1200 runners from the greater Québec City area for the privilege of setting foot on the main runway at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). In addition to the 5 km course, a 1.5 km course was set up for children wishing to take part in the experience. 

03 jul
Paradies Lagardère opens a second Relay store at YQB

Québec City, July 4, 2019 - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is excited to announce the opening of a second Relay convenience store by international giant Paradies Lagardère, a banner well known to travellers.

07 jun
YQB expands its food offer - The Nourcy family to open its second Origine Café-Traiteur in fall 2019

Québec City, June 7, 2019 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Origine Café-Traiteur by Nicolas Nourcy are proud to announce the conclusion of an agreement to open a second concession at YQB in the fall of 2019. The business will be located in the public area of the airport and will include a restaurant, a bar and a takeout counter. 

06 jun
Winter 2019–2020 - YQB enjoys more international flights to and from Québec City thanks to Air Transat

Québec City, June 6, 2019—Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) eagerly welcomes Air Transat’s decision to add more international flights to and from Québec City over the winter 2019–2020 period. The airline intends to offer more flights to Florida and Cuba and add more frequent flights between Québec City and Paris.

10 may
5KM YQB : A first in Québec: 1,200 participants expected to run YQB’s runway

Québec City, May 10, 2019 – On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be holding the first 5 KM YQB, where some 1,200 participants will have the chance to run the airport’s main runway. The 5 KM YQB is a unique opportunity for people in the Québec City area to see the airport from a different angle—one that’s normally not available to the public. This type of race has already proven successful at other Canadian airports, but this will be a first in Quebec. Avjet and Air Canada have partnered with the airport to sponsor the event.

18 apr
YQB announces the appointment of its new President and Chief Executive Officer
Québec City, April 18, 2019. – At its 2018 annual general meeting, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) took the opportunity to report on the process to recruit a new President and Chief Executive Operator and announced the appointment of Stéphane Poirier, who will take up his duties on April 23, 2019.