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YQM International Airport


Courtney Burns

Courtney is the President and CEO of the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority. She joined the  the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) in 2017 and has been an integral member of the YQM management team in the role of Director, Finance and Administration until May of 2022 when she became the airport’s first female President and CEO. She is responsible for airport operations and growth of YQM from the passenger, cargo and commercial perspectives. She is a disciplined and thoughtful leader with a strong understanding of the economic importance of Greater Moncton’s airport to the community it serves.

Prior to joining Vantage and YQM, Courtney worked with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, where she led internal audit, IT financial planning and performance, risk management and compliance efforts over a six-year period. She began her career with international assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and several professional designations as a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Courtney also serves on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton.

YQM is Greater Moncton’s international airport and is the fastest growing airport in Atlantic Canada. They have undertaken an aggressive commercial development plan aimed at attracting aerospace tenants and other aviation-related industries. They are also the largest courier hub in Atlantic Canada with FedEx, UPS, Purolator and CargoJet Canada.