Transport Canada announced new funding to help the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.
The airport is receiving over $10 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for:
- the reconstruction of Runway 29 and the rehabilitation of taxiways; and
- modifications to the airport’s access and control zones to improve the circulation of international passengers between the restricted and non-restricted areas of the airport.
“These critical investments will allow the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport to invest in the infrastructure and tools needed to help re-invigorate the aviation industry and to allow Canadians to feel safe and secure when they travel,” said Omar Alghabra Minister of Transport.
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 it maintain continued airport operations and essential air services for residents and workers in Québec City and surrounding communities.
“On behalf of the entire team at the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for this funding. It 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,” said Stéphane Poirier, president and CEO, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).
“This financial support will ensure that, as Canada continues to recover from the impacts of the pandemic, the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport will continue to provide regional accessibility, and safe, reliable, and efficient air services for residents and workers across the region,” said Joël Lightbound, MP for Louis-Hébert.
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