QUEBEC, Jan. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Once again, Aéroport de Québec inc. stays
true to its "Passenger Orientation" by welcoming WestJet Airlines to Québec
City. The long awaited arrival of the carrier will coincide with the
festivities surrounding Quebec City's 400th anniversary, and a record breaking
year for passenger traffic, with a 12 % increase in 2007.
"Adding WestJet to our list of carriers has been a longstanding priority
for us in order to respond to our passenger's expectations. As with the
construction of our new terminal, which continues to move full speed ahead
on-target and on-budget, the addition of this new service bears witness to our
commitment to provide customers with world-class services and facilities, said
the President and Chief Operating Officer of Aéroport de Québec, Mr. Pascal
WestJet will begin services on May 18, 2008, with a daily flight between
Québec City and Edmonton, with a stop in Toronto, on board a Boeing 737-700.
This modern 136-seat aircraft is equipped with live seatback television
providing its customers with a great guest experience. The President and Chief
Operating Officer also noted that this new service will open a wide range of
services to western destinations, and will most certainly lead to competitive
services for travelers in the domestic market.
"The diversification of services from Québec City remains essential in
order to improve Quebec's accessibility and to sustain economic growth in the
region. As Quebec City's 400th anniversary celebrations get underway, and the
modernization of our Airport Terminal, WestJet allows us improve the
visibility and reach of City at an international level" mentioned
Since November 1st 2000, Aéroport de Québec inc. is responsible for the
administration, operation, maintenance and development of Jean Lesage
International Airport. Air services offered by more than ten carriers provide
travelers with multiple flights to North America, Southern destinations and
Europe and more than 50 direct flights per day towards major North American
hubs such as Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, and Detroit as well as over
30 international chartered flights to Southern destinations and Paris.
Aéroport de Québec is actively involved in the financing of its terminal
modernization project, estimated at $65,8 million dollars, covering more than
half the costs, estimated at about $35,8 million dollars.
For further information:
For further information: Julie-Anne Vien, (418) 648-1233 extension 226,
Cell phone: (418) 955-7980