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Getting to Aéroport régional de Mont-Joli

The Airport

Aéroport régional de Mont-Joli (YYY), one of the largest in Eastern Québec, is a major transportation facility that supports the region’s economic development. It facilitates business and leisure travel to and from the Bas-Saint-Laurent and Gaspésie regions. In addition to offering daily flights to many destinations in Québec, the airport is home base for numerous charter services.

In the summer of 2017, the main runway will be lengthened to 6,000 feet to accommodate Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This investment of more than $3 million will bring the runway into compliance with the latest edition of the Aerodromes Standards and Recommended Practices (TP 312). Starting in December 2017, Sunwing will offer weekly flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.


Aéroport régional de Mont-Joli (YYY) was built during the Second World War by order of the Department of National Defense to facilitate Royal Air Force supply missions and to serve as a flight training base.

Owned by the federal government until 1994, the airport is now managed by a regional authority, the Régie intermunicipale de l’Aéroport de Mont-Joli.


The airport is built in the middle of World War II to facilitate the supply operations of the Royal Air Force Transoceanic Service and as a base for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.


Canadian Pacific Air Lines begins mail and passenger service between Mont-Joli, the North Shore and the far north.


The Mont-Joli airport becomes the property of the Department of Transport.


The Department of National Defense lengthens one of the runways to 1,830 metres to accommodate emergency landings of its planes.


A new terminal building is built.


A new instrument landing system (ILS) is put into service.


The Electronic Maintenance Centre is built.


The federal government withdraws from ownership, management and operation of all Canadian airports.


The Régie intermunicipale de l’Aéroport régional de Mont-Joli is created by the region’s communities with support from the Québec government. This intermunicipal board owns, manages and operates the airport.

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