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Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorAéroport de Québec Inc.
ServesQuebec City, Quebec
LocationSainte-Foy, Quebec
Elevation74 m (244 ft)
Aircraft movements126689
Passenger Traffic1190088

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Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, also known as Jean Lesage International Airport (French: Aéroport international Jean-Lesage de Québec, or Aéroport de Québec) was established in 1939, a year after the closure of the Aérodrome Saint-Louis. It is located 6 NM west southwest of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. First established as a training facility for air observers, the first flight occurred on September 11, 1941. It is the second busiest passenger airport in Quebec after Montreal-Trudeau airport and the third busiest airport by aircraft movements in Quebec after Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Saint-Hubert, with 1,190,088 passengers and 126,620 aircraft movements in 2010.

First known as the Aéroport de l'Ancienne Lorette, then the Aéroport de Sainte-Foy, and later the Aéroport de Québec, it was renamed to Aéroport international Jean-Lesage in 1993, in honour of the former Premier of Quebec, Jean Lesage.

The airport is managed and operated by Aéroport de Québec inc., a non-profit and non-share corporation. The current terminal building has a capacity of 1.4 million passengers annually.

In 2010, the airport was voted best airport in North America with fewer than 2 million passengers by Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program.

Public transportation to the airport a few times a day is provided by RTC bus 78.

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