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.