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Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport


YQB exterior

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Québec City Airport (IATA code: YQB) serves the Canadian city of Québec.

The airport's full title is Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, and is also known as Jean Lesage International Airport. It is a focus city for Air Transat.

More than 10 airlines offer 360 weekly flights to destinations across Canada, the United States, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe.



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



Facilities Include:


Information booth

ATMs and Currency Exchange

Baby care rooms, children’s play area, and mothers nursing area

Duty free store

Food, drink and retail concessions

Free Wi-Fi connection

Business centre


Comfort zone

Observation area


Lounges Include:

VIP Lounge: Only passengers who meet access criteria (loyalty programs, pre-authorized access or general admission) will be welcomed to access the VIP Lounge on the day of their departure. For a fee, the VIP Lounge is also available to all passengers who would like to relax before their journey. Complimentary services and facilities include entertainment area with TV screens and wireless headphones, free massage chairs, conference space and business center, newspapers and magazines, full bar and fine menu of light meals and snacks, and free high-speed WiFi.



The airport has two runways. Runway number one, 06/24, is the longest runways and runs in a northeast-southwesterly direction. It is 2,743 meters/9,000 feet long. Runway number 2, 11/29 is 5,700 ft (1,737 m) long. There are six taxiways.



Quebec Airport has a single passenger terminal, which serves both international and domestic flights.

On the first floor passengers will find the Domestic and International Arrivals and check-in area, and the second level houses Domestic and International departures.

Airlines that fly to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport


Airline Destinations
Air Canada Express Gaspé, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Montréal–Trudeau, Ottawa, Sept-Îles, Wabush
Air Canada Rouge Toronto–Pearson, Montréal–Trudeau, Punta Cana
Air Inuit Kangiqsujuaq, Kangirsuk, Kuujjuaq, Montréal–Trudeau, Quaqtaq, Salluit, Schefferville, Sept-Îles
Air Transat Cancún, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Punta Cana
Seasonal: Cayo Coco/Cayo Guillermo, Fort Lauderdale, Holguin, La Romana, Montréal–Trudeau, Orlando, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Samaná, Santa Clara, Varadero
American Eagle Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare, Philadelphia
PAL Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Sept–Îles, Wabush
Pascan Aviation Montréal–Trudeau, Sept–Îles, Wabush
PAL Airlines Bonaventure, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Mont-Joli, Saint-Hubert, Sept-Îles, Wabush
Porter Airlines Toronto–Billy Bishop
Sunwing Airlines Cancún, Cayo Coco/Cayo Guillermo, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Varadero
Seasonal: Holguin, Mazatlán, Miami, Puerto Vallarta, Rio Hato, Santa Clara
United Express Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O'Hare
WestJet Seasonal: Calgary
WestJet Encore Toronto–Pearson

Top Destinations


Busiest Domestic (Canada) Routes (2018) 


Rank Destination Airlines
1 Montréal Air Canada, Air Transat, Air Inuit, PAL Airlines
2 Toronto-Pearson Air Canada, Westjet
3 Saint-Hubert Pascan
4 Sept-Iles Air Canada, Air Inuit, Pascan
5 Gaspé Air Canada


Busiest US Routes (2018)


Rank Destination Airlines
1 Newark United Airlines
2 American Airlines, United Airlines 778,026
3 Philadelphia American Airlines
4 Fort Lauderdale Air Transat
5 Orlando Air Transat


Busiest International Routes (2018)


Rank Destination Airlines
1 Punta Cana Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing
2 Cancun Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing
3 Varadero Air Transat, Sunwing
4 Santa Clara Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing
5 Paris Air Transat

How to get to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport


The airport offers easy and convenient public transit services to downtown Quebec.

By Bus

Capital City Route 76 connects Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport with Sainte Foy in less than 30 minutes. It offers a connection to high-frequency roads (800 and 801) which lead to downtown Quebec City.

Capital Transportation Network (RTC)'s bus route No. 80 offers serves the Airport to and from the city center, via the Saules terminus. It also offers a connection to high-frequency roads (800 and 801) which lead to downtown Quebec City.

By Taxi

From the airport's terminal taxi's by numerous companies offer transportation to downtown Quebec City (Trip A) for a flat fare of $ 35.10 Dollars. Check the boundaries of Trip A before travelling.