Routes America Forum
Air Transport Industry of the Americas to Meet in Québec City
The largest route development forum in the Americas will be held in Canada this year for the first time, with Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) hosting. From February 12 to 14, hundreds of influencers from the airline industry will gather in Québec City to plan and negotiate the future of air services while discovering the area's beauty and business potential.
"This annual forum is one of the largest and most prestigious in the air transport industry. It's an invaluable opportunity to build relationships with airlines from around the world, showcase YQB and its cutting-edge facilities and pave the way for fruitful partnerships, all to the benefit of our 1.75 million passengers. Hosting this event in Québec City will position YQB as a world class airport capable of rivalling the best in the industry," stated Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of YQB.
The 12th annual Routes Americas Forum will allow airports in Canada and the Americas to meet with major influencers and develop valuable relationships with some of the most influential aviation professionals in the world.
"Being able to host Routes Americas in Québec City is a major accomplishment for our region. It's an opportunity to showcase the Capitale-Nationale area and its exceptional tourist attractions. An event this size is sure to bring significant economic and tourism benefits in the short, medium and long term," stated Geneviève Guilbault, honorary president of the event, deputy premier, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Capitale-Nationale region.
Steven Small, brand director of Routes, notes, "[Québec City] is a fascinating, historic city with a dynamic economy and exciting aviation opportunities supported by the growth plans of YQB. It is an ideal location for the first Canadian Routes Americas and we firmly believe that the highly qualified YQB team will do a fantastic job of showing off Quebec City to the route development community."
Meetings and conventions take on a distinctly European flair when Québec City is on the agenda. The cradle of North American French culture, Québec City is a lively, living museum, and a leader in Life Sciences, ICT and Agriculture and Agri-food Manufacturing.