Category: Quebec City YQB

Inauguration of the Espace Wendake at YQB – Huron-Wendat culture takes centre stage at Quebec City Airport

Provided by Aéroport de Québec/CNW

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – This morning, the Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation, Mr. Konrad Sioui, and the President and CEO of the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), Mr. Stéphane Poirier, officially inaugurated a brand new space in the international arrivals area of the Québec City airport. The space is inspired by the cultural wealth of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

From left to right : 
Mr. Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB
Mr. Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)
From left to right : Mr. Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB Mr. Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)
From left to right : 
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Mr. Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation
Mr. Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)
From left to right : The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Mr. Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation Mr. Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)

“Kwe ni Àtakwen. Today, a few days after the anniversary of our National Treaty, the Huron-Wendat Nation could not be happier. We have been waiting for this honourable gesture for a very long time. It will allow visitors from all over the world to recognize our thousand-year presence on the Nionwentsïo territory and learn about our cultural strength and specific identity. As on the first day of your arrival, in 1534, our people continue to welcome you as warmly as ever, with respect for Mother Earth. O! O! Atoukett!”, exclaimed Mr. Konrad Sioui, Grand Chief of the Huron-Wendat Nation.

In the international luggage carousel area, the Espace Wendake represents Nionwentsïo, the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat Nation, and illustrates the Wendake village and its main attractions. An immense collage of over a thousand contemporary photos of members of the Nation forming the word “KWE,” a greeting used in the Huron-Wendat language, welcomes travellers. Huge screens display images of the ancestral Nionwentsïo territory and of the various activities that are practised there. Artistic representations of the four animals symbolizing the Huron-Wendat clans—a deer, a turtle, a bear and a wolf—are shown in an illuminated forest on one of the carousels. A beautiful canoe illustrating the clans is also prominently displayed.

“As international travellers arrive in Québec City, we are delighted that they will be greeted with a glimpse into the rich culture of the Huron-Wendat Nation. The Québec City airport wishes to set itself apart by giving its passengers experiences inspired by local culture. The creation of the Espace Wendake serves an important purpose for YQB, because it enhances the passenger experience. We are proud to dedicate this space to the Huron-Wendat Nation and are delighted with the results. This collaboration is in line with our intention to involve the community of the greater Québec City area in the development of YQB,” said Mr. Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB. 

New city bus routes to YQB – Greatly improved access to the airport site for passengers and employees

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QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – The president and CEO of YQB, Stéphane Poirier, and the new executive director of the Québec City transit corporation, Alain Mercier, today officially opened the new bus routes and facilities operated by Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).  

“The creation of routes 76 and 80 is good news for both passengers and airport workers. Hundreds of thousands of people who travel to and from YQB each year will now have access to an affordable travel option. This greatly increases the accessibility of the airport site. YQB will always do whatever it can to promote bus routes to the airport, working alongside the RTC,” says Stéphane Poirier, YQB’s president and CEO.

Routes 76 and 80, announced last December, connect YQB to the main bus and rail stations in Sainte-Foy and downtown Québec City. They will operate 7 days a week, from morning to evening, with services every 30 minutes. This will offer the 2,500 workers on the airport site, and the 1.8 million passengers who pass through YQB each year, a new way to get to the airport. 

“We are delighted to be able to offer airport workers, visitors and citizens a frequent public transit service to the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. These two regular routes, in addition to serving YQB, will improve bus services in the northwestern sector of the city, and reflect the major revision of the bus network that is currently being implemented,” says Alain Mercier, executive director of the RTC. 

Québec City residents join the 5 KM YQB race

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QUÉBEC CITY, Aug. 24, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – The first 5 KM YQB race, a unique event, drew 1200 runners from the greater Québec City area for the privilege of setting foot on the main runway at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). In addition to the 5 km course, a 1.5 km course was set up for children wishing to take part in the experience.

Arrivals - 1,5 KM (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)
Arrivals – 1,5 KM (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)
Bruno Marchand, President at Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches

Maryse Beaulieu, Executive Director of the Fondation CERVO

Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)
Bruno Marchand, President at Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches Maryse Beaulieu, Executive Director of the Fondation CERVO Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB
(CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)

A success from start to finish
Announced last May, the 5 KM YQB race was a unique opportunity for people from the greater Québec City area to see the airport from a different angle—one that is normally not available to the general public. Already proven successful at other Canadian airports, this type of race was a first in Quebec. The 1200 available spots in the race were filled in a few weeks and the event was fully booked by June.

“I am thrilled that YQB was able to offer all runners and their families the chance to visit part of the airport site. We did everything we could to put them at the heart of the action, where the planes take off and land every day. YQB employees and our partners worked hard to make this an exciting experience for the people here today. The entire airport community stepped up to help with this event to make it a real success,” said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB.

In addition to the race course, a festivities area was set up around the airport services centre, which includes the YQB fire department station and the vehicle maintenance garage. Aircraft, heavy equipment, fire trucks and event partners were on site to meet the runners and their families and to ensure they had a memorable experience.

Funds raised
The event raised $28,000. The funds raised were shared between the Fondation CERVO, which supports mental health research, and Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches, which supports a large network of community organizations.

“YQB has been a partner of the CERVO Foundation for several years now. Together, we aim to change perceptions of mental illness. Part of Fondation CERVO’s mandate is to provide funding for initiatives for care improvement, and it’s through this mandate that the money raised by the 5 KM YQB will make a difference. The funds will be used to set up sensory rooms in psychiatric care units in the Québec City area. These rooms are equipped with textured walls, music, sound and light, fostering relaxation and reducing distress and anxiety in patients. Both children and adults will benefit from them. We thank YQB and its partners for their involvement,” said Maryse Beaulieu, Executive Director of the Fondation CERVO. 

“We are proud that the Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport, our major partner, has chosen to donate a portion of the funds raised at its event to Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches. 214 local organizations and projects will benefit from this donation, helping everyone who comes to them by supporting the success of young people, ensuring essential needs are met, breaking isolation and creating spaces where people can gather. The airport has made such a wonderful commitment to the community!” said Bruno Marchand, President at Centraide Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches.

Rigorous planning 
For YQB, safety remains a constant priority and the planning of such an event on the airport required complex and carefully studied logistics. “We are talking about a planning process that began a little over a year ago for our teams. I am immensely proud of the work done by the YQB team and our partners who showed enough creativity and determination to open the Québec City Airport to the public, even though we work in a very controlled environment,” said Mr. Poirier.

Committed partners
This unique event was made possible thanks to the valuable collaboration of many partners: Avjet, Air Canada, Le Soleil, Rouge FM, Air Transat, PAL Airlines, Sunwing, Orizon Aviation, Valero, BCF Business Law, Indigo, Deloitte, PCN, Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, tbmaestro, Cogep and Honeywell.

Sunwing introduces direct flight service from Quebec City to Mazatlán, Mexico for the first time

Provided by Sunwing Vacation Inc/Globe Newswire

TORONTO, Aug. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Pacific coast of Mexico will be a little closer to residents of Quebec City and the surrounding region with the introduction of a new weekly direct flight service to Mazatlán. Offering more flight options to Mazatlán than any other tour operator in Canada, Sunwing is launching the first-ever flight service from Quebec City to this varied destination. Flights will depart every Tuesday starting December 17, 2019 until April 14, 2020 inclusive. With the introduction of this new flight service, travellers heading to the sunny south from the provincial capital this winter now have access to 11 of the tour operator’s most popular tropical destinations.

Sunwing Vacations Inc

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, Mazatlán is famous for its picturesque coastal landscapes and neoclassical architecture. Travellers can spend their days strolling down the cobblestone streets of Old Mazatlán or climbing the lighthouse for unrivalled Pacific ocean views. Whether vacationers are seeking a sun-soaked getaway or an authentic cultural experience, this destination has something for everyone.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming tourists from Quebec City on the first-ever direct flight service to México’s Only Colonial City on the Beach, a destination with a beautiful mixture of real Mexico culture and 20 kilometers of swimmable beaches”, said Julio Birrueta, Director of the Mazatlán Tourism Board. “Guests will not only have the opportunity to enjoy great seafood, regional cuisine and a wide variety of activities and local tours, but they will also find authentic hospitality from the local mazatlecos”, he added.

Sam Char, Executive Vice President for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, commented on the news, “We are delighted to be offering this pristine Pacific Mexican destination to our customers in Quebec City this winter. Mazatlán offers an enticing blend of culture, heritage and natural beauty and we’re sure it will be a popular choice.”

President and CEO of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Stéphane Poirier, also celebrated the new flight service, “This is great news for the people of Québec who will now have access to a new destination on the Mexican West coast. For the first time, vacationers will be able to fly to Mazatlán from Quebec, an ideal destination for those seeking sun getaways. We appreciate Sunwing’s trust in our market and their commitment to improving and expanding winter flight services at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport”.

Vacationers can choose from a wide range of resort options in Mazatlán. The newly-renovated Riu Emerald Bay is a popular choice for families, offering an expansive pool complex and sweeping Pacific Ocean views from the majority of its rooms. At El Cid Castilla Beach, travellers can explore the shops and restaurants of the nearby Golden Zone. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture at Playa Mazatlan Beach Hotel, with exclusive Viva Mexico inclusions like Spanish lessons and tequila tasting classes.

Sun-seekers can also enjoy a host of benefits when they book their tropical getaway before September 6th for travel between December 18th, 2019 and April 30th, 2020. The tour operator is offering the ultimate package deal with complimentary Price Drop Guarantee with up to $600 cash back per couple*, reduced deposits of $50 per person, exclusive free perks on all new bookings to top-rated adult, top-rated family and top-rated luxury resorts with the best price guaranteed** and savings of up to 25% on select winter vacation packages.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of snacks and light meals including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. For additional perks, including priority check-in and security line access***, customers can upgrade to Elite Plus from just $50 per sector.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

* All claims are subject to a $50 per person admin fee; each passenger must register within seven days after booking to qualify
for the Price Drop Guarantee promotion.
** An ongoing promotion where Sunwing will match a competitor’s published price which must be available at the time of booking.

***Available at select Canadian airports.

Fun in the Sun! Air Canada Introduces Winter Service from Quebec City to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Provided by Air Canada/CNW

First Air Canada direct service between Quebec City l and these sun destinations

MONTREAL, July 17, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada today announced two new winter services from Quebec City (YQB) to popular sun destinations Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Service to Cancun begins December 21, 2019 until April 11, 2020, while Punta Cana flights start December 22, 2019 until April 12, 2020. 

An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321. (CNW Group/Air Canada)
An Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

“We are thrilled to offer residents of Quebec City these non-stop connections to the popular winter getaway destinations of Cancun and Punta Cana. We are adding these new international leisure routes to meet anticipated demand from the capital of Quebec and offer Quebec City residents easy access to incredible holiday experiences,” said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

Travellers who book their next winter getaway departing from Quebec City to Cancun or Punta Cana can benefit from a vacation package offer through Air Canada Vacations that will save them $200 per couple or $400 per family.

With over 700 hotels, resorts, cruises, tours, as well as optional day tours, car rentals and excursions, Air Canada Vacations offers a full selection of leisure travel options to Canadians to more than 40 destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America.

“We welcome the news that Air Canada has chosen to strengthen its presence in Quebec City by offering international flights from YQB. By improving its winter service and adding flights to winter sun destinations, the airline meets the needs and demands of the people of Quebec. This announcement is the result of a great collaboration between Air Canada and YQB,” said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB.

The flights will be operated on a 200-seat all-economy Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321. Travellers will be able to stream TV shows and movies to their personal devices via the onboard GoGo Wi-Fi streaming service.

Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles through Canada’s leading loyalty program, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, priority boarding and other benefits.

FlightDepartsArrivesDays of Week
AC1776Quebec City 08:00Cancun 13:00Saturday
AC1777Cancun 14:00Quebec City 18:30Saturday
AC1772Quebec City 08:20Punta Cana 13:50Sunday
AC1773Punta Cana 14:50Quebec City 18:30Sunday

Air Canada in Quebec City

Including these two new routes, Air Canada will offer close to 1.2 million seats in the Quebec City market in 2019. Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate approximately 275 flights per week between Quebec and Montreal, Sept-Iles, Gaspe, Toronto and Ottawa.

The Air Canada Foundation also helps support several charities in the Quebec City region, such as Opération Enfant Soleil, Fondation Sourdine and Leucan Region Quebec.

Air Transat is synonymous with Sun to travellers from Quebec

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Carrier strengthens its position as a leader in holiday travel this winter with new flight to New Orleans and year-round service to Spain

MONTREAL, July 4, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat is pleased to present travellers from Quebec with its enhanced Sun destinations program for winter 2019–2020, including the southern United StatesMexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, and Europe. The lineup includes a brand-new destination, New Orleans, Louisiana, available as of November with twice-weekly direct service. Named the 2019 World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax, Air Transat will become the only carrier to offer direct flights from Montreal to this festive destination.

With new Airbus A321neoLR aircraft added to its fleet in time for winter operations this year, Air Transat will have greater flexibility to offer travellers a broader range of destinations. The company will feature a total of 42 South and Europedestinations out of Montreal, and 13 out of Quebec City.

On the Europe front, the carrier will now serve Spain’s Costa del Sol year-round, with direct service to Malaga from Montreal (two flights a week), and will also fly to Madrid starting in December (two direct flights weekly).

New Sun destinations 
Air Transat will put increased focus on Florida travel this winter, continuing its Orlando service (three direct flights per week) and adding frequency to Fort Lauderdale, with direct flights now available daily out of Montreal during the peak season. The carrier will also boost frequency on its Quebec City–Fort Lauderdale route, offering five direct flights a week.

Also out of Montreal, Air Transat will be enriching its Dominican Republic program with one additional direct flight each week to Puerto Plata (for a total of five direct flights a week), as well as adding another flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica(four direct flights per week). Cuba will be more accessible for travellers flying out of Quebec City, with the addition of direct service to Holguin, for a total of two direct flights weekly.

Europe in winterIn addition to the Costa del Sol and Madrid in Spain, Air Transat will continue serving Portugal this winter, with direct flights to Lisbon. It will also maintain its daily direct service between Montreal and Paris. And beginning in mid-December, residents of the Quebec City region will enjoy twice-weekly direct service to the French capital.

Discovering Canada and Europe with domestic and connecting flights
Air Transat’s domestic flights, which link some major Canadian cities, will allow Quebecers to explore other regions in Canada as well as transatlantic destinations accessible via connecting flights.The airline will continue its daily direct flights between Montreal and Toronto, and three direct weekly flights linking Montreal and Vancouver.

From Montreal – 42 South and Europe destinations

SouthNumber of flights (in peak season)
Caribbean
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe2 direct flights a week
Port-au-Prince, Haiti2 direct flights a week
Montego Bay, Jamaica4 direct flights a week
Fort-de-France, Martinique2 direct flights a week
Saint-Martin/St. Maarten1 direct flight a week
Central and South America
Cartagena, Colombia2 direct flights a week
San Andres, Colombia1 direct flight a week
Liberia, Costa Rica2 direct flights a week
San José, Costa Rica2 direct flights a week
Roatan, Honduras2 direct flights a week
Rio Hato, Panama2 direct flights a week
El Salvador, Salvador1 direct flight a week
Cuba
Cayo Coco4 direct flights a week
Cayo Largo2 direct flights a week
Cayo Santa Maria4 direct flights a week
Havana1 direct flight a week
Holguin5 direct flights a week
VaraderoDaily direct flights
Dominican Republic
La Romana2 direct flights a week
Puerto Plata5 direct flights a week
Punta CanaDaily direct flights
Samana3 direct flights a week
Santo Domingo1 direct flight a week
Mexico
Acapulco1 direct flight a week
Cancun / Riviera MayaDaily direct flights
Cozumel1 direct flight a week
Puerto Vallarta3 direct flights a week
United States
Fort Lauderdale, FloridaDaily direct flights
Orlando, Florida3 direct flights a week
New Orleans, Louisiana2 direct flights a week
San Juan, Puerto Rico1 direct flight a week
EuropeNumber of flights (in peak season)
France
ParisDaily direct flights
Italy
Rome2 flights a week via Toronto (until mid-January)
Portugal
Faro1 flight a week via Toronto
Lisbon2 direct flights a week and 2 flights a week via Toronto
Porto1 flight a week via Toronto
Spain
Barcelona2 flights a week via Toronto (until mid-January)
Madrid2 direct flights a week
Malaga2 direct flights a week
United Kingdom
Glasgow2 flights a week via Toronto
London7 flights a week via Toronto
Manchester3 flights a week via Toronto

From Montreal – Domestic flights

CanadaNumber of flights
TorontoDaily direct flights
Vancouver4 direct flights a week

From Quebec City – 13 South and Europe destinations

SouthNumber of flights (in peak season)
Cuba
Cayo Coco2 direct flights a week
Cayo Santa Maria2 direct flights a week
Holguin2 direct flights a week
Varadero3 direct flights a week
Dominican Republic
La Romana1 direct flight a week
Puerto Plata1 direct flight a week
Punta Cana4 direct flights a week
Samana1 direct flight a week
Florida
Fort Lauderdale5 direct flights a week
Orlando2 direct flights a week
Mexico
Cancun / Riviera Maya4 direct flights a week
Puerto Vallarta1 direct flight a week
Europe
Paris, France2 direct flights a week

Richmond teen among students stranded in Quebec City

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BY Renee Bernard, Posted Jul 1, 2019

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – Twenty students, including a teenager from Richmond, are stranded in Quebec City Sunday night, due to an issue at Air Canada.

The students, who are travelling individually from different parts of Canada, are on their way to Gaspe for a French language program.

They departed on an Air Canada flight from Quebec City on Sunday but then the plane had to make a return.

Steve Grenzberg’s son had to fly from Vancouver to Toronto to Quebec City in order to catch his connection to Gaspe.

He understands the flight didn’t make it to Gaspe because of some sort of issue with accommodation for the flight crew.

He says the problem is, there aren’t any flights to Gaspe for another couple of days, and there are no chaperones or adults with the teens.

“They won’t be flying to Gaspe until July 3rd. Air Canada is not arranging another flight for them. They’re all going to this language program.”

It hasn’t been easy for Grenzberg to get answers himself.

“I was on hold for an hour, then I talked to an agent, then I was on hold for another twenty minutes.”

Air Canada has provided the teens with hotel rooms for the night, but Grenzberg says the teens had to pay for cabs to get to the hotel.

Grenzberg had feared the students would have to make their own arrangements to take a bus to Gaspe, which is an eight-hour road trip away from Quebec City.

However, Air Canada has told NEWS 1130 ground transportation has been arranged to take the passengers to Gaspe Monday morning.

It’s not clear if the airline will pay for the ground transportation. The airline hasn’t explained the reason for the flight’s turn-around.

Air Canada investigating how a passenger woke up alone, inside a darkened plane

News provided by Global News – Link to full article – with a hint from P.N.

By Andrew Russell National Online Journalist, Investigative  Global News

An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 from San Francisco approaches for landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 from San Francisco approaches for landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport.Chris Helgren/Reuters

Air Canada says it is investigating after a passenger claims she woke up alone, still buckled into her seat, on a darkened plane after landing in Toronto.

In a post on Air Canada’s Facebook page, Tiffani Adams said the incident occurred on June 9 following a flight home from Quebec City to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

“I wake up around midnight, few hours after [the] flight landed, freezing cold still strapped in my seat in complete darkness,” Adams said in the post.

Adams said she attempted to call her friends and family but her cellphone died. She attempted to charge her phone but was unable to as the power on the aircraft was off.

“I’m trying to focus on my breathing and control my panic attack while I attempt to charge my phone by plugging into every USB port I could find—no luck because when they shut the aircraft down there is no power whatsoever,” she wrote.

“Since I can’t charge my phone to call for help I’m full on panicking because I want off this nightmare ASAP.”

Tiffani Adams

Adams said she attempted to call for help using the radio in the plane’s cockpit, but it wouldn’t work without power. She eventually found a flashlight that helped her figure out how to open an exit door. However, as there was no gangway and she was left staring at a “40 to 50-foot drop.”

“Now I’m facing a 40-50ft drop to the pavement below,” she wrote. “I search frantically for a rope so I can climb down to safely. [The] flight attendants seat is right by the door I opened, but the seatbelt is too short to hang from, so back to my distress signals.”

Adams said she used the flashlight to signal out the window and eventually attracted the attention of a baggage attendant who brought a ladder truck to the plane to rescue her.

“He is in shock asking how the heck they left me on the plane,” she wrote. “I’m wondering the same… when my seat an inch back or my tray [is] down flight crew take notice, but yet you missed a person still strapped into her seat and just all go on home?”

Adams said Air Canada agents offered her a ride home and then called her twice to apologize and say that they’re investigating into how she was missed by the plane’s crew.

An Air Canada spokesperson declined to answer questions from Global News about the incident but said the airline is reviewing the episode.

“We are still reviewing this matter so we have no additional details to share, but we have followed up with the customer and remain in contact with her,” the airline said.

Global News attempted to reach Adams through Facebook but have not yet received a response.

Meanwhile, Adams said she’s still recovering from the ordeal.

“I haven’t got much sleep since the reoccurring night terrors and waking up anxious and afraid I’m alone locked up someplace dark,” she wrote.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

YQB expands its food offer – The Nourcy family to open its second Origine Café-Traiteur in fall 2019

Provided by Aéroport de Québec/CNW

QUEBEC CITY, June 7, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) and Origine Café-Traiteur by Nicolas Nourcy are proud to announce the conclusion of an agreement to open a second concession at YQB in the fall of 2019. The business will be located in the public area of the airport and will include a restaurant, a bar and a takeout counter.

“We are very pleased that Origine Café-Traiteur has the opportunity to strengthen its presence at YQB by opening a second concession, this time in the public area. Our passengers and employees already love Origine, in part for its emphasis on local products. YQB’s food selection follows the latest airport trends by providing a variety of products and services with a national and international taste, but a distinctly local flair. Now, people who don’t have access to the secure area of the terminal will still be able to enjoy Origine’s products,” said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB.

Redesigning the airport’s dining options is an integral part of the terminal expansion and reorganization project. The opening of a new café-restaurant in the public area is the last step in a multi-phase improvement plan that began with the opening of the new terminal building. The recent unification of all areas of the terminal building makes it possible to build the new restaurant between the check-in and international arrivals areas, where it will be easily accessible to passengers in public areas.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our presence at YQB. We have been serving the airport’s customers for just over a year and have been able to adapt our menu to their needs over time. It was only natural to keep up the momentum. This new location is ideal because it will serve passengers in the public area and their companions as well as all airport employees,” said Nicolas Nourcy, owner of Origine Café-Traiteur.

Winter 2019-2020 – YQB enjoys more international flights to and from Québec City thanks to Air Transat

Provided by Aéroport de Québec/CNW

QUÉBEC CITY, June 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) eagerly welcomes Air Transat’s decision to add more international flights to and from Québec City over the winter 2019–2020 period. The airline intends to offer more flights to Florida and Cuba and add more frequent flights between Québec City and Paris.

“We’re thrilled with Air Transat’s decision to offer more flights to France and to the sun destinations beloved by so many in Québec City,” stated Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB. “This decision is the result of close collaboration and is further evidence of Air Transat’s desire to not only serve the people of Québec City, but to bring more tourists to the area year-round. We, alongside Air Transat and the entire community, strongly believe that Québec City and its winter attractions have what it takes to charm tourists,” he added.

New winter 2019–2020 flights

DestinationDatesFrequencyDetails
Paris, FranceFrom December 192 flights per weekThese flights began in mid-February in 2018
Fort Lauderdale, United StatesFrom November 54 flights per week from November 5–December 17 and 5 flights per week thereafterOne additional flight per week for the entire season
Holguin, CubaFrom December 242 flights per weekOne additional flight per week

About Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)
YQB is managed by Aéroport de Québec Inc., the private corporation responsible since November 1, 2000 for the management, operation, maintenance and development of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). Around a dozen carriers use YQB to offer connections to North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe, and daily flights to the main hubs in eastern North America.

Recent awards:

  • 2019 – Best Environmental Practices – ACI-NA
  • 2019 and 2018 – Employee Recommended Workplace Awards, presented by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail
  • 2018 and 2017 – Élixir PMI-Montréal award for outstanding management of the YQB 2018 project
  • 2018 – Airport Innovation & Excellence Award – Canadian Tourism Awards
  • 2018 – Excellence in Communication Practices – ACI-NA
  • 2018 – INOVA Award from the Urban Development Institute of Québec
  • 2018 – Level 2 Airport Carbon Accreditation certification
  • 2018 – Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois – Mechanical and electrical building engineering
  • 2017 and 2015 – Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards – Best lounge in North America
  • 2017 – Boomerang Award – Website or application – Service of the Year award for the “YQB, Aéroport de Québec” mobile app
  • 2016 – Boomerang Award – Website or application – Service of the Year award for the “aeroportdequebec.com” website
  • 2016 – Priority Pass Lounge of the Year Awards – Highly Commended
  • 2013/2011/2010 – Best airport in North America in the 0 to 2 million passenger category, Airport Service Quality (ASQ)

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