Québec/Jean Lesage International Airport

Québec/Jean Lesage International Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Quebec/Jean Lesage International Airport
nativename = Aéroport international Jean-Lesage
nativename-r = Jean-Lesage International Airport
type = Public
owner = Transport Canada [ [http://www.tc.gc.ca/programs/Airports/Status/menu.htm Airport Divestiture Status Report] ]
operator = Aéroport de Québec Inc.
city-served = Quebec City, Quebec
location = Sainte-Foy, Quebec
elevation-f = 244
elevation-m = 74
coordinates = Coord|46|47|28|N|71|23|36|W|type:airport
website = [http://www.aeroportdequebec.ca/index_en.php www.aeroportdequebec.ca]
r1-number = 06/24
r1-length-f = 9,000
r1-length-m = 2,743
r1-surface = Asphalt
r2-number = 12/30
r2-length-f = 5,700
r2-length-m = 1,737
r2-surface = Asphalt
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Aircraft Movements
stat1-data = 119,441
stat2-header = Passenger Traffic
stat2-data = 877,000+
footnotes = Sources: Canada Flight SupplementCFS]
Statistics from Transport Canada. [http://www.tc.gc.ca/pol/EN/Report/TP577/pdf/TP577_07.pdf - Aircraft Movement Statistics: NAV CANADA Towers and Flight Service Stations: Annual Report 2007] ]
Passenger statistics for 2007 from Aeroport de Quebec. [http://www.aeroportdequebec.com/Html/en-ca/News/communique_21.html Passenger statistics. Aeroport de Quebec (2007)] ]

Québec/Jean Lesage International Airport or Jean Lesage International Airport Airport codes|YQB|CYQB was established in 1939, a year after the closure of the Aérodrome Saint-Louis. It is located convert|6|NM|abbr=on|lk=in west southwest of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. First established as a training facility for air observers, the first flight occurred on September 11 1941. It's the second busiest passenger airport in Quebec after Montreal-Trudeau airport and the third busiest airport by aircraft movements in Quebec after Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Saint-Hubert, with more than 877,000 passengers and 119,441 movements in 2007.

First known as the Aéroport de l'Ancienne Lorette, then the Aéroport de Sainte-Foy, and later the Aéroport de Québec, it was renamed to Aéroport international Jean-Lesage in 1993, in honour of the former Premier of Quebec, Jean Lesage.

The airport is managed and operated by Aéroport de Québec inc., a non-profit and non-share corporation. The current terminal building has a capacity of 1.2 million passengers annually.

Public transportation to the airport is provided by RTC bus 78.


In 2007 the airport was the 15th busiest airport by aircraft movements in Canada with a 9.4% increase over 2006.

Airport expansion

Launched in 2006, with a budget of $65.8 million, Québec/Jean Lesage International Airport underwent a modernization designed to increase the terminal's capacity and substantially enhance the level of passenger service. The modernization included a reconfiguration of the terminal on 2 levels, a restructuring of the baggage handling area and arrivals area, as well as a reconfiguration and enlargement of the waiting rooms. 54% of the financing was provided directly by Aéroport de Québec inc. Completed in June 2008, the new configuration of the airport now enables it to handle 1.2 million passengers a year.

Airlines and destinations

More than 10 airlines offer over 300 weekly flights from Jean Lesage International Airport to many North American, South American and European destinations.

* Air Canada
** Air Canada Jazz (Gaspé, Magdalen Islands, Montréal, Ottawa, Sept-Îles, Toronto-Pearson)
* Air Creebec (Alma, Bagotville, Baie-James, Montréal, Val-d'Or)
* Air Inuit (Schefferville, Baie James, Kuujjuaq, Kangirsuk, Montréal, Quaqtaq, Kangiqsujuaq)
* Air Labrador (Baie-Comeau, Montréal, Moncton, Rouyn-Noranda, Sept-Îles, St-John's, Val-d'Or, Wabush)
* Aeropro (Farmingdale, Montréal, Ottawa-Gatineau, Saint John, Sept-Îles) [charter]
* Air Satellite (Baie-Comeau, Havre-St-Pierre, Rouyn-Noranda, Rimouski, Sept-Îles)
* Air Transat (Cancun, Cayo Coco, Fort Lauderdale, Holguín, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta [begins December 9, 2008] , Punta Cana, Santa Clara/Cayo Santa Maria, Varadero) [seasonal]
* CanJet (Cancun, Cayo Coco, Fort Lauderdale, La Romana, Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santa Clara, Varadero) [charter]
* Continental Airlines
**Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Cleveland [seasonal] )
**Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Newark)
* Corsairfly (Paris-Orly [seasonal] )
* Hydro-Québec (Bagotville, Montréal)
* Nolinor Aviation (Montréal) [charter]
* Northwest Airlines
** Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Detroit)
* Pascan Aviation (Alma, Bagotville, Bonaventure, Mont-Joli, Montréal, Ottawa) [charter]
* Porter Airlines (Halifax, Toronto-City Centre) [seasonal]
* Sunwing Airlines (Camaguey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cancun, Holguín, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Varadero) [seasonal]
* United Airlines
** United Express operated by Shuttle America (Chicago-O'Hare)
* Voyageur Airways (Mont-Tremblant) [charter]
* WestJet (Toronto-Pearson)


* Air Georgian (Montréal)
* FedEx Express
**Morningstar Air Express (Montréal)
* Skylink Aviation (Montréal)

ee also

* Québec/Lac Saint-Augustin Water Airport
* Aérodrome Saint-Louis


External links

* [http://www.aeroportdequebec.com/Html/en-ca/index.shtml Aéroport de Québec official website (English)]

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