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GREATER MONCTON, NB, February 22, 2024 – The Greater Moncton International Airport Authority (GMIAA) is proud to announce the beginning of a meaningful partnership between YQM and Hope Air, which provides essential travel support for medical care for Canadians who require financial assistance.

Hope Air’s mission is to ensure that distance and cost do not stand in the way of accessing necessary healthcare for Canadians. Through flights, accommodations, meal vouchers, and ground transportation, Hope Air bridges the gap between home and healing for countless individuals and families.

“Our collaboration with Hope Air represents a strong alignment with our shared value of the social wellbeing of our community. Given that several of YQM’s airline partners, such as Air Canada, WestJet, PAL Airlines, and Porter Airlines, are already engaged with Hope Air, we are enthusiastic about fortifying this network of support,” stated Courtney Burns, President and CEO of the GMIAA.

“As the demand for Hope Air’s programs continues to grow in New Brunswick, we are grateful to private sector partners like the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority rising to the occasion with a commitment to Hope Air’s mission. Their support will have a long-lasting impact in helping patients who must travel to vital medical care from home,” says Mark Rubinstein, Chief Executive Officer at Hope Air.

Hope Air’s impact in Canada and New Brunswick is profound:

  • In 2023, the organization provided nearly 25,000 travel arrangements across Canada.
  • Since its beginning in 1986, Hope Air supported 558 patients through 6,398 travel arrangements in New Brunswick, including 49 patients through 505 travel arrangements in the last two years.
  • In 2023, there were 141 flight legs through YQM including outbound departures to Toronto, Montreal, and St. John’s and a high proportion of inbound travel from around the region including PEI, Newfoundland, and Montreal

For more information about Hope Air, visit to learn more about the incredible difference the charitable organization is making across Canada.


About Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM)

YQM is a progressive airport and the leading airport in the central Maritimes. 24/7/365 – everyone associated with the airport strives to provide superior air service to passengers travelling all over the world and to the global cargo industry -safe, convenient, efficient, bilingual and businesslike.

YQM also strives to maximize its contribution to local and regional economic and community development – it currently drives over $665 million of economic activity annually, making it one of the top private-sector economic contributors to New Brunswick’s economy.

Your economy. Your airport.


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Sheila Lagacé, Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
M: (506) 850-2592