United Airlines strengthens its Québec City presence with a new flight to

QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (www.aeroportdequebec.com) continues to grow and, as always, meet its customers' needs by offering an all-new service to Washington beginning June 10. American carrier United Airlines has decided to build on the resounding success of its service to Chicago-to which it has added a second direct flight during the summer season-by strengthening its position in Québec City, much to the delight of passengers and the local business community.

"We are especially pleased to be offering our passengers an all-new service to Washington, a true gateway to the Eastern United Airlines States. United Airlines's decision to renew with us today is a testament to our airport's appeal. What's more, it will also help us continue to grow, contribute to wealth creation and development in the region, and-once again-meet our goal of putting passengers first," said Richard Girard, spokesperson for Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

Beginning on June 10 and until November 3, 2010, United Airlines will offer a daily direct flight to Washington's Dulles Airport, connecting Québec City passengers with hundreds of destinations worldwide. The aircraft, a 50-seat Embraer 145, will depart Québec City at 9 a.m., landing in Washington at 10:57 a.m. The return flight will leave Washington at 6:55 p.m. and land in Québec City at 8:46 p.m.

Since November 1, 2000, Aéroport de Québec Inc. has overseen the management, operation, maintenance, and development of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Thirteen airlines operate out of the airport, servicing multiple destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe through more than 40 daily direct flights to Eastern Canada and the United States's biggest gateways, including Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York, Detroit, and Chicago. An additional 40 chartered flights also depart the airport each week, carrying passengers to sunshine destinations as well as Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille, and Nantes.

SOURCE Aéroport de Québec

For further information: For further information: Richard Girard, (418) 640-2700, ext. 2692

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