Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mont-Joli Airport Car Rental

Found just under two miles north west of the city of Mont-Joli in Quebec, Canada, Mont-Joli airport (IATA: YYY) is a relatively small airport in terms of scale, passenger numbers and aircraft movement, although it is still an important transport hub to the local area serving a number of different locations.

The history of the airport started back in 1940 when the Royal Canadian Air Force chose an area of land between the Mont-Joli Station and the Saint Lawrence River as a place to build a military airport. Construction started in October of 1941 and the completed RCAF Station Mont-Joli was opened in April 1942 with three paved runways and fifty buildings.

The airfield went on to be used for a bombing and gunnery school until the end of the second world war, mainly by the British Commonwealth’s Air Training Plan. The facility proved to be extremely important in defending Canadian war and cargo vessels from U-boats which were attempting to stifle the important Saint Lawrence Seaway shipping route.

Now, the airport is the busiest one in the eastern Quebec area, however it is still a huge way behind the Jean Lesage International airport in Quebec City or the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International airport in Montreal. Airlines flying from the two runways at the airport are:

  • Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz Air, flying to Baie-Comeau and Montreal-Trudeau. 
  • Pascan Aviation, flying to Bonaventure, Havre Saint-Pierre, Quebec City, Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d’Or and other nearby airports. 
Many travellers make sure to compare Mont-Joli airport car hire before setting out on their journey in order to get the best deal from the variety of car rental companies in the area.

Refuelling At Mont-Joli Airport. Creative Commons Image Source: