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Airport Overview

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, also known as Jean Lesage International Airport (French: Aéroport international Jean-Lesage de Québec, or Aéroport de Québec) is the primary airport serving Quebec City, Canada. It is designated as an international airport by Transport Canada.

YQB airport is located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) west southwest of the city.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • The airport was established in 1939, a year after the closure of the Aérodrome Saint-Louis. First established as a training facility for air observers, the first flight occurred on September 11, 1941.
  • 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 Jean Lesage, the former Premier of Quebec.
  • 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 1.4 million passengers annually.
  • In 2019 it was the eleventh-busiest airport in Canada, with 1,789,005 passengers and ninth-busiest by aircraft movements with 144,963.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Travelers are recommended to arrive in the terminal approximately 90 minutes prior to departure on non-peak travel days, and two hours prior to departure during peak travel periods.
  • Passengers should make sure they do not have any sharp items, such as nail clippers, scissors, pocket knives, and metal nail files in carry-on luggage.
  • Baggage must never be left unattended in public areas.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be picked up and dropped-off outside the terminal.
  • If you have to wait for the arriving passengers, use the Cell Phone Waiting Lot, located near the main entry plaza. Vehicles must be attended at all times.

Flight Status

  • Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Quebec Jean Lesage Airport.
  • Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
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Airport Terminals

Quebec Jean Lesage Airport two passenger terminals

To see the terminal locations and for more information, please refer to the YQB Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Quebec Jean Lesage Airport are Air Canada Express, Air Transat, Pascan Aviation, Porter Airlines, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet. Non-stop flights are available between YQB and destinations across Canada.

View the full list of airlines served at YQB Airport here.

Airport Parking

Passengers have a variety of parking options at YQB Airport. Parking Fees include taxes and are payable in Canadian Dollars

P1: Multi-level Parking

  • 15 min: 2.50$
  • 30 min: 5.00$
  • 1 h: 10.00$
  • 1 h 30: 15.00$
  • Maximum / 24 h: 24.50$

P2: Outdoor Parking

  • 15 min: 2.50$
  • 30 min: 5.00$
  • 1 h: 10.00$
  • 1 h 30: 15.00$
  • Maximum / 24 h: 19.50$

Cellphone Parking

Free, 60 minute maximum wait time. No unattended vehicles. Towing at your expense. The CellPARQ allows you to remain in your vehicle,sheltered from the weather, and pick up your passengers in front of the terminals.

Ground Transport

Many transport options are available for passengers from Quebec Jean Lesage Airport There are plenty of options for traveling including rental cars, bus, shuttle, taxi, rideshare services, etc.

Rental Cars

Several car rental companies provide convenient on-site car rental service offering a wide variety of vehicles to satisfy your needs . You'll find them on the ground level of the administrative building.


Passengers can find a variety of taxi service providers at the airport.

Public Transport

From the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport public transit services are within easy reach to access downtown or any other location in town. You can view schedules for buses here.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a great stay, Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:

  • Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Shoeshine stations and bars.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 505 Rue Principale, Québec, QC G2G 0J4, Canada


Phone: 418 640-3300

Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • Beginning 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.
  • On July 4, 2011, work began on the second phase of the airport expansion, which lasted until 2017. Partially funded through an Airport Improvement Fee, the terminal building doubled the size, at a cost of $224.8 million.
  • In 2015 the airport was the 12th-busiest airport by total passengers and in 2014 it was the 14th-busiest by aircraft movements in Canada. On 10 March 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama announced the addition of the airport to the list of Canadian airports containing U.S. border preclearance facilities.
  • On December 11, 2017, the first phase of YQB2018, the expansion project, was completed with the opening of the new international terminal. The new facility features more dedicated baggage carousels serving international flights, new customs area, expanded food court and restaurant areas including Starbucks, Pidz and Nourc, four new gates (34 to 37), improved and larger loading area for cars and buses and a larger capacity baggage area.

Maps, Airlines & Amenities

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Quebec Jean Lesage Airport (YQB) Terminals

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Quebec Jean Lesage Airport Q&A

Yes, as long as they are in a transport cage or on a leash. Guide dogs are also permitted.
Yes, airlines provide wheelchairs for travelers. Please contact your airline before arriving at the terminal, so an attendant can meet you on arrival.
You can fly to many cities from Quebec Jean Lesage Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
Lost and found items are handled by Airport Dispatch, which is available 24/7, including holidays. If you believe you may have lost an item on an aircraft, you must contact the airline. Items may be picked up from the airport without an appointment, at no cost or shipped back to the owner at their expense via the Airport’s chosen package delivery service.

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