Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport YQB
serves Canada's Province & City of Quebec. Airports Council Interntional has awarded it the 'Best Airport in North America' in the 0-2 million passenger category for the second time. The airport has recently undergone - and will in the next four years still undergo - a great transformation; it is now planning for the future by focusing on its motto 'Passengers First'.
YQB Airport is located 11 km southwest of the center of Quebec City, and is easily accessible by major Canadian motorways 20 & 40 and from the Quebec bridge.
The toll-free number for passenger inquiries is 1-877-769-2700.
With two runways and an estimated 1.3 million passengers per year, Jean Lesage International Airport is served by a number of Canadian and US airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe, as well as by domestic & international charter airlines.
offer destinations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Québec.
- Since mid- 2014 the following projects were completed
: multi-level parking garage; Delta taxiway expansion & Bravo taxiway construction; new aircraft parking positions for new gates; relocation of taxi stand; and in 2015: curbside relocation & road extension of 6e & 9e. The actual expansion-related work started in Spring 2015 - see below*.
- As of March 15, 2016, arriving visa-exempt foreign nationals
(except US citizens and travelers with a valid visa) need an Elecronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Eligible travelers may now apply online for such eTA, and before it becomes mandatory. For more information visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp?utm_source=partner-eng&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=eta
- A U.S. pre-clearance Center
has been approved in Spring 2016, and soon construction is to start.
Quebec City Airport now has two passenger terminals.
* Present and Future Airport Developments: The 'YQB 2018' Project
is intended to double the Terminal area ('YQB 2018' incorporates 14 separate projects, including apron expansion, additional passenger loading bridges, de-icing center, on-Airport hotel, some IT programs and overhaul of electrical systems) - Terminal expansion's preparatory work took place Spring 2015
by moving underground infrastructure, and demolitions or relocations for new facilities.
Upon project completion in 2018,
the 'new' terminal will house more baggage carousels for international flights, have a more user-friendly customs area, an expanded food court & restaurant areas, four new gates, state-of-the-art curbside & loading zone; and an enlaged baggage area. Integrated new technologies will enhance passenger experience and speed up passenger processing.
s the 'new terminal' part is to be attached to the northeast side of the 'old' terminal part, a section of the terminal will be out of service during construction. Boarding gates in this area were moved - passenger access is by a temporary, but fully functional 165 meter long access corridor leading to gates 33-37 until terminal completion in 2018.
New emergency exits replaces the ones no longer accessible. The northeast wall of the terminal is being demolished, replaced by a temporary wall. The work site has been fenced off until completion.