November 24, 2022

Ottawa adds $10 million in funding for Jean Lesage Airport

Jon Robinson

The government of Canada on November 18 announced new funding to help the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support infrastructure projects at the airport.

The airport, CYQB, is receiving over $10 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for the reconstruction of Runway 29 and the rehabilitation of taxiways, as well as modifications to the airport’s access and control zones for passenger movements.

“The Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport is a key transportation hub not just for Québec City but for much of northern and eastern Quebec,” said Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec.

In addition to the funding for these infrastructure projects, the Government of Canada also provided the airport with over $4.2 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Relief Fund in 2021 to help continue airport operations.

“As Canadians are ready to travel again, and with an increasing number of them flying out of YQB, it is essential that we provide travellers with quality infrastructure and services that are efficient and safe,” said Stéphane Poirier, CEO of CYQB. “[The funding] will enable us to invest in key infrastructure projects to respond to the increase in air traffic and to effectively fulfill our role as a hub and driving force of socio-economic development for the greater Québec City area and all eastern Quebec.”

(Photo: Harfang)