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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. 
18 apr
Annual general meeting  : Outstanding results that point the way to a promising future

Québec City, April 18, 2019. – A historic increase in passenger traffic, exceptional financial health, and the delivery of world-class infrastructures: Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) unveiled its outstanding results this morning. Following the corporation's annual general meeting and in light of the 2018 annual report, President and CEO Gaëtan Gagné signed off on a positive set of results that points to a promising future. The new chair of YQB's board of directors, Jean-Claude Labbé, spoke at length about the major contribution made by Mr. Fortin and Mr.

03 apr
ACI-NA Environmental Achievement Awards: YQB ranked one of the top North American airports for its environmental management

Québec City, April 3, 2019 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been given an Environmental Achievement Award by the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA). The award celebrates the accomplishments and dedicated work of North American airports in environmental awareness and innovation. YQB’s environmental management plan won in the Mitigation category.

20 mar
2019 Employee Recommended Workplace Award : YQB named one of the best employers in Canada
Québec City, March 20, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has won an Employee Recommended Workplace Award in the “mid-sized not-for-profit” category. The award is presented by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail.
28 feb
Jean-Claude Labbé elected chairman of YQB’s Board of Directors

Québec City, February 28, 2019 – During its meeting on February 28, 2019, the Board of Directors unanimously nominated Jean-Claude Labbé as their next chairman. An administrator since 2011, Mr. Labbé served as vice-chairman until his nomination. He will be succeeding André Fortin, who was chairman for seven years.

19 feb
Routes Americas 2019 : Mission accomplished - Air transport industry charmed by Québec City 

Québec City, February 19, 2019 – Québec City certainly impressed the hundreds of decision-makers and air transport industry professionals who gathered in the area from February 12–14 for Routes Americas 2019, the largest route development forum in the Americas. Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), as the event’s host, took the opportunity to showcase its cutting-edge facilities and highlight the region’s business and tourism potential.

08 feb
Routes Americas 2019: YQB partners with a leading authority in the aviation industry

Québec City, February 13, 2019 – While in Québec City as a guest speaker for Routes Americas 2019, Nawal Taneja, Executive-In-Residence at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, took the opportunity to introduce his most recent book, Re-Platforming the Airline Business. Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), wrote a foreword for the book, alongside his counterparts at Denver and Amsterdam airports, to name a few.

08 feb
Passenger traffic : YQB sets new passenger record for 2018

Québec City, February 11, 2019 – 2018 ended on a high note for Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The airport welcomed 1,774,871 passengers, a 6.2% increase over the previous year.

08 feb
YQB’s good governance once again recognized by Transport Canada

Québec City, February 8, 2019 – This week, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) once again received confirmation of its sound management and good governance through Transport Canada’s annual audit of its activities. Each year, YQB prepares an exhaustive accountability report for Transport Canada as part of the department’s lease monitoring program. And each time over the past ten years, the airport has been satisfactory in meeting its obligations. 

Note that the federal agency is the only authority able to qualify and audit YQB’s governance.