The objective of the Airfare Reduction Program is to reduce the cost of air travel made in Québec only (regional air travel) in order to make it more affordable and increase the mobility of the population. Given the high cost of air transport and the sparsity or lack of lower-cost transport options available to the population, the program provides for the partial reimbursement of plane tickets on certain conditions. The reimbursement rate varies from 30% to 60% of the cost of the plane ticket, depending on the applicant’s region of residence. Further details can be found in the Reimbursements section. Please note that all connections — including those from the cities of Québec and Montréal — to a destination outside Québec are not eligible.
Submit an application in a simple and efficient way:
fill the application form online!
The general objectives of the Airfare Reduction Program are:
The Airfare Reduction Program is intended for residents in the following regions:
The air carrier must hold a commercial domestic service licence (small or medium aircraft) issued by the Canadian Transportation Agency.
The origin and final destination of the itinerary must be in Québec. This excludes itineraries from or to a destination outside Québec, meaning
the costs of travels to a destination outside of Québec that include a connection in Montréal or Québec are not eligible for the Program. However, the costs of travels from or to border airports providing access to certain regions of Québec, for example, Wabush, Ottawa, Deer Lake, Charlo and North Bay airports, are eligible. The Ministère reserves the right to revise the list of designated border airports at any time.
Flights for school and extracurricular activities may be eligible, even if they are partially reimbursed by a third party.
Every person who submits an ineligible application or who makes a false declaration in order to obtain a reimbursement to which they are not entitled to, will have their application refused. According to the gravity of the act, sanctions may also be applicable.
Applicants must attach to the form or to their online application the airfare ticket invoice indicating:
Other documents may be required for analysis or in the event of an audit by the Ministère. The following documents must therefore be kept by the applicant for two years:
For full-time students registered at an educational institution located outside the communities covered by the Airfare Reduction Program, a letter from the registrar or a receipt for tuition fees issued by the educational institution may be requested, in addition to the proof of residence of the parents or the legal tutor.
The Ministère reserves the right to contact other government authorities such as Revenu Québec or the applicant's employer in order to verify the applicant's place of residence.
In order to obtain a reimbursement, the person whose name is indicated on the plane ticket must submit an application along with the
plane ticket invoice:
Abitibi-TémiscamingueBas-Saint-LaurentGaspésie–Îles-de-la-MadeleineSaguenay–Lac-Saint-JeanMinistère des TransportsAirfare Reduction Program 285, chemin Principal Cap-aux-Meules (Québec) G4T 1R8 Telephone : 418 986-2691
Côte-Nord Ministère des TransportsAirfare Reduction Program 625, boulevard Laflèche, bureau 110 Baie-Comeau (Québec) G5C 1C5 Telephone: 418 295-4765
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James Administration régionale Baie-JamesAirfare Reduction Program 110, boulevard Matagami, C. P. 850 Matagami (Québec) J0Y 2A0 Telephone: 1 800 516-4111
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