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04 dec
YQB wins an Élixir award for the second year running

Québec City, December 4, 2018. – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has received an award for its communications management during the project to extend and improve the layout of the international terminal. The Élixir PMI award was presented yesterday evening at a ceremony organized by the Québec Association of Professionals in Project Management (PMI-Montréal). This is the airport's second Élixir award, following an award received in 2017 for the quality of its project office.

29 nov
Canadian Tourism Awards - Gaëtan Gagné recognized by the Canadian tourism industry

Québec City, November 29, 2018 – The vision and incredible accomplishments of Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), have been recognized during the Tourism Industry Association of Canada’s Canadian Tourism Awards (TIAC). This year’s ceremony was held at the Hilton Lac‑Leamy in Gatineau. Mr. Gagné won the WestJet Airport Innovation and Excellence Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the tourism and airport industries.

23 nov
Gaëtan Gagné to pass the torch in 2019

Québec City, November 23, 2018 – After spurring incredible growth and spearheading a large number of successes, Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has announced to the Board of Directors that he will not be renewing his term. In order to ensure a smooth transition and allow the organization the time it needs to find his successor, Mr. Gagné will remain in office through a transition period once the new President and CEO has been named.

20 nov
YQB takes its place as one of North America's leading airports

Québec City, November 20, 2018.

12 oct
INOVA awards - The terminal expansion and renovation project recognized for its impact on the community

Québec City, October 12, 2018. – The INOVA awards of the Urban Development Institute of Québec (UDI) were presented at a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 11. As part of a contest that recognizes innovative projects with a significant impact on the community, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) received an award in the "public service" category. 

31 may
Gaëtan Gagné receives the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit

Québec City, May 31 2018. – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is proud to announce that Gaëtan Gagné, its President and CEO, has received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Exceptional Merit (Gold) in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments. This medal is the highest possible award under the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Program.

23 may
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport obtains Level 2 certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation program

Québec City, May 23, 2017. – The effort made by Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions has been recognized by Level 2 certification under the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program.

15 may
Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois: YQB recognized for the excellence of its work in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering

Québec City, May 15, 2018. – The Québec consulting engineering awards ceremony (Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois) was held on Monday, May 14. One of the awards recognizing excellence in engineering went to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and SNC-Lavalin in the “mechanical and electrical building engineering” category. YQB and its partner Stantec were also nominated in the “building structure” category.

10 may
Origine opens a new café at YQB

Québec City, May 10, 2018 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is pleased to announce that, beginning on May 12, 2018, the secure airside zone sandwich shop/bar will be operated by Origine café-traiteur, a company from the Québec City area. The focus on regionally-based based products will continue, in line with the concept defined when the new terminal building opened.

30 apr
Mathieu Claise appointed Director of Government and Public Affairs

Québec, April 30, 2018 – Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has announced today that Mathieu Claise has been appointed Director of Government and Public Affairs. In addition to managing the organization’s communications, Mr. Claise will also be in charge of creating and maintaining close relations with the various communities in the greater Québec City region.