20 Quebec destinations will have round-trip flights for $500 or less this summer
The provincial government has announced a plan to make flights within Quebec cheaper and promote air service to more distant destinations. The plan includes a $500 limit on the price of round-trip intra-Quebec flights to certain destinations in outlying regions. This price cap will come into effect in the summer of 2022 once the government subsidies come into effect.
Following the announcement, the government released a map of eligible air routes. They include direct flights from Montreal and/or Saint-Hubert to Mont-Joli in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles, Chibougamau in Nord-du-Québec, Val-d’Or, Rouyn-Noranda and, perhaps most excitingly, the Magdalen Islands.
The other eligible destinations are Gaspé and Bonaventure, both via Quebec, Port-Menier on Anticosti Island, and Fermont, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Natashquan, La Romaine, Chevery, Tête-à-la-Baleine, La Tabatière, Saint-Augustin and Lourdes-deBlanc-Sablon, all on the mainland of the Côte-Nord.
Map showing eligible routes and destinations for the upcoming $500 cap on round-trip airfare prices.Government of Quebec
Officials hope the reduction in airfare prices will boost tourism.
“We are privileged to live in Quebec, an incredible tourist destination, which is becoming even more attractive with this new Quebec Regional Air Transport Plan,” Tourism Minister Caroline Proulx said in a statement. Press release.
“Thanks to this plan, we are opening the door even wider to all regions of Quebec and their attractions. Like never before, Quebecers have rediscovered their Quebec, and with the $500 ticket offer we are announcing today, they will be able to take advantage of the incredible diversity and richness of tourist experiences available here.”