Quebec City-Jean Lesage Airport (Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericbegin/4701195385) It

‘s official. Starting May 17 and until October 29, 2022, Air France

will connect Quebec City Jean Lesage Airport to Paris-Charles de Gaulle with three weekly flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The flights will be operated by Airbus A330-200 with a capacity of 224 seats (36 in Business, 21 in Premium Economy and 167 in Economy). The flight is in addition to a free bus service linking Montreal Trudeau Airport to Quebec City every day. This route is accessible to all customers connecting from an Air France flight.

The new route has been enthusiastically welcomed by the population of Quebec City. In a press release, its mayor, Bruno Marchand, indicated. “This is a great day for the airport and for Quebec City, which is now one of only four cities in Canada to benefit from a direct link with Air France. This agreement will bring major economic benefits to Quebec City […] For our entrepreneurs, for whom France is their main export market, this agreement between Air France and the airport opens up a multitude of opportunities. We couldn’t hope for better in these times of economic recovery.

Air France is benefiting from the two million Canadian dollar (1.4 million euros) fund decided by the Quebec Ministry of Tourism for the development of routes from the Quebec City airport. The French company will be the second after Air Transat to land in the Quebec capital.

The Canadian leisure airline is also benefiting from the Quebec aid fund for the launch of a route from London Gatwick to Quebec City. The carrier will begin two weekly flights on May 11 with the A321neoLR. The route will be active until September 27.

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Luc Citrinot