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A First in Canada - Americas Aviation Industry to gather at YQB

24 sep

Québec City, September 24, 2017 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is set to host Routes Americas 2019, the aviation industry’s top international forum.

Over 1,000 aviation professionals representing some 80 airlines, 300 airports, and fifty tourist bureaus will gather in Québec City to plan and negotiate the future of air travel. Routes Americas is a leading event in the commercial aviation industry and an important forum for the evolution of air travel. This will be the first time the annual event is held in Canada.

As Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) President and CEO Gaëtan Gagné explained, “This is one of the aviation industry’s biggest and most prestigious events. Hosting it will certainly help Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport position its air services. It’s a unique opportunity to take a group of influential players from the global aviation industry and show them everything the Québec City region has to offer.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who helped us book this major event. Routes Americas 2019 will position YQB as a world‑class airport capable of rivalling the best in the industry,” he added

The 12th annual Routes Americas forum will be a chance for Canadian, American, and Latin American airport representatives to meet with the industry’s top decision‑makers, allowing them to forge valuable relationships with some of the most influential aviation professionals in the world.

Steven Small, brand director of Routes said: “Quebec is a fascinating, historic city with a dynamic economy and exciting aviation opportunities supported by the growth plans of YQB. It is an ideal location for the first Canadian Routes Americas and we look forward to working with the highly professional team in Quebec.”


About Routes Americas

Routes events are unique forums dedicated to the development of new air services. They revolve around pre-scheduled meetings, an exhibition and a conference. Three ‘regional’ route development forums are held between February and April in the Americas, Asia and Europe, with the flagship World Routes event.

Routes events are organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest B2B event organizer in the world. With its 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, UBM serves more than 50 different sectors. Its deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow UBM to create valuable experiences which enable its customers to succeed. Please visit for the latest news and information about UBM.


About Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi)

Since November 1, 2000, Aéroport de Québec inc., a non-profit company, has been responsible for the management, operation, maintenance, and development of the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). More than 10 airlines offer multiple routes to destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe, with daily service to major hubs in northeastern North America.



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Mathieu Claise
Director, communications and public relations
Aéroport de Québec inc.
Phone: 418 640-2700, extension 2625