American connects Quebec City to Philadelphia

Québec City travellers now have an easier time to get to Philadelphia as American Airlines is offering daily nonstop seasonal service from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The daily service runs through Nov. 4.

“Philadelphia shares a number of similarities to Québec City, from our historical and cultural attractions to our award-winning culinary experiences to the charm of the locals,” said Gregg Caren, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. “This seasonal flight will help us continue to increase Philadelphia’s visibility as an accessible and welcoming destination for Canadians, who are our strongest international market.”

“We are excited to continue expanding our footprint from Québec City with our upcoming flights to Philadelphia,” added José A. Freig, VP of International Operations, American Airlines. “Our daily service to the City of Firsts further provides customers the opportunity to explore everything that this popular metropolitan city has to offer – from the culinary treats to the rich arts and cultural scene to the historical significance.”

Philadelphia visitors can discover iconic historical and cultural exhibits rich in history and culture and indulge in world-class dining.  Philadelphia is particularly rich in history and culture that showcase America’s beginnings. For visitors who are curious about American history there’s no better place than “America’s most historic square mile.”

In the Old City historic district. Visitors can walk the same streets and enter the same buildings as America’s Founders. At Carpenters’ Hall, visitors can step into the site of the First Continental Congress, where the Founders met to debate independence. Nearby, is Independence Hall — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. And, of course, see the iconic Liberty Bell, an international symbol of American freedom, just a few steps away from Independence Mall.

“We are very pleased with the return of this seasonal daily flight to the beautiful and historic city of Philadelphia,” said Stéphane Poirier, president and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). “This direct service offered by American Airlines, the world’s largest air carrier, is in line with our mission to offer more options to local travellers, as well as to facilitate accessibility for American tourists to the magnificent Québec City region.”

For more information about the twice daily flights from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport to Philadelphia International Airport, visit