The Alma Airport is located at the heart of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean area in the centre of the MRC Lac St-Jean Est. It is only 5 miles from downtown Alma.
Our airport infrastructure is owned by the City of Alma and managed by the Corporation d’innovation et développement Alma – Lac-Saint-Jean-Est (CIDAL). The airport has a modern terminal; built in 2000, it houses our administrative offices, a conference room and a waiting room for our customers. On the airborne side of things, we offer a paved track measuring 5000 ft. long by 100 ft. wide. It is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology for instrument flight.
A variety of high-end equipment is at your disposal
- Electrical outlets
- Icebreaking services
- Nacelle services
- Hangar rental (when available)
- Parking on the airport site
- Snow removal service on request
- Luggage trolleys
- NEW! 28-volt ground power unit
- Maintenance staff on request
- and much more!
Jet A : (administered by Alma Airport)
- Information: 418 669-5104;
- For any request outside office hours, please call 418-480-8686.
100 LL: (administered by Aviatech Products)
- Information: 418-480-3999;
- For any request outside office hours, please call 418-487-3684.
In the terminal
- Key card rental for airport access;
- Communal dining area.
Conference room rental
- Newly designed conference room, which seats up to 14;
- 55″ LCD TV, wireless network and communication unit for presentations.
4 hours or less: $45.72
8 hours or less: $91.44
Rates for airport services
Please note that the above prices do not include taxes and are subject to change without any notice.
|FrLanding fees – airlines||$101.60 week / aircraft|
|Landing fees||$20.32 / 1-9 people
$40.64 / 10-15 people
$60.96 / 16 and over
|Landing fees – private aircraft||No applicable fees|
|Parking fees||$35.56 / day
$76.20 / week
$127 / month
|Agent fees||$50.80 / flight|
|Electricity||$15.24 / day
$40.64 / week
$76.20 / month
|Terminal use (outside business hours)||$104.05|
|Glycol de-icing||$12.19 / L|
|Service call for fuel||$50,80|
|Terminal management||$20.32 / 1-9 people
$25.40 / 10-15 people
$30.48 / 16 or more people
|Snow removal outside business hours||$323.02|
|Hangar 570 chemin de l’Aéroport (UAS CE)||$284.28 / less than 8 hours
$317.81 / over 8 hours
|Maintenance service||$76.20 / 8 hours
$127 / over 8 hours
|Key card to access the airport||$5.08 / day
$20.32 / month
|Terminal conference room||$45.72 / less than 4 hours
$91.44 / more than 4 hours
Work begins on clearing, logging and draining at the future runway site.
Ownership of the site by the City of Alma is transferred to the Federal Government for $1.
Construction of the gravel runway.
Construction of the terminal (subsidy from the Quebec Government).
Installation of runway lighting.
Paving of the runway.
Installation of a non-directional beacon (NDB) by the City of Alma.
Construction of the hangar for Air Alma.
Beginning of the connection Alma – Roberval – Montreal with Air Alma.
September – October 1983
The entrance road is paved.
Installation of the localizer and the distance measuring equipment (LOC – DME).
Installation of fences around the airport site.
Repairs to the lighting system are completed.
Installation of a new non-directional beacon (NDB).
Repair of the paved parking
Installation of a system to remotely control the runway lights: Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lighting (ARCAL)
Installation of marker boards
Partial reconstruction of infrastructure
Removal of the transceiver.
Installation of remote control communications.
Installation of a new lighting system.
Draining of the runway.
Installation of an electric power system.
Purchase of new equipment.
Construction of the maintenance hangar by the City of Alma.
Demolition of the terminal.
Construction of the new terminal.
On December 31st, 2001, Air Alma officially puts an end to its operations.
Arrival of Aviatech Products at Alma Airport.
Beginning of charter flights with Panorama Helicopters Ltd.
Installation of the ODAL system.
Installation of a braking indicator system (GBI).
Purchase of a road maintenance truck.
Purchase of a new road maintenance truck through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).
End of the Pascan Aviation connections. This company linked Alma to Montreal from September 9th, 2002 to July 15th, 2005.
Beginning in September 2005, the connection between Alma and Montreal resumes with Starlink Aviation.
On November 29th, 2005, the company adds two new daily flights.
A hangar and headquarters are constructed for Panorama Helicopters Ltd.
A hangar is constructed for Starlink Aviation.
International Air Rally.
On April 5th, 2007, the extension of the Alma Airport’s runway is announced at a press conference.
On September 17th, 2007, work begins on extending the runway.
- Construction and paving of the runway structure with modifications to the draining system
- Moving of the fences, the ODAL system and the runway threshold lights
- Extension of the runway lights and moving of the LOC – DME
- Removal of all pavement markings from the runway
- New pavement markings on the 5000-ft. runway
The extension of the runway is completed on November 17th, 2007.
Launching of Alma Airport’s runway extension on December 17th, 2007.
On January 23rd, 2009, a press conference is held announcing the repair of the runway and the building of a sand warehouse thanks to the ACAP.
End of the connection to Montreal with Starlink Aviation.
Beginning of a new connection between Roberval, Alma and Saint-Hubert with Pascan Aviation.
On March 21st, 2011, a new connection begins between Alma and the North Shore.
On June 30th, 2011, the Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence (UAS CE) is officially launched in Alma, which will soon become the Canadian reference and a world leader in the field of civil and commercial UAVs.
UAS CE concluded a first partnership with CAE of Montreal, a world leader in simulation technologies.
The Alma Airport obtains $2.5 M from the Federal Government for the construction of a building for the UAS CE at the airport. The building, including a hangar and offices, is completed in December 2013 and ready to welcome the 16 active members of the Centre.
The UAS CE obtains a $325,000 grant from the Government of Quebec to upgrade its infrastructures, hire staff for the Centre, hold promotional activities in Quebec and abroad and organize networking events.
For financial reasons, Pascan Aviation interrupts its transportation service from the Alma Airport.
Inauguration of new infrastructures for the UAS CE.
Installation of the security area.