Montréal – Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL/CYUL)

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Qatar launched its first route to Canada in June 2011. ''The oil and gas industry is a key connection that naturally aligns Doha and Montréal'' says Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al Baker.

New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work

20 years of entrepreneurship and partnership with our carriers

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal–Trudeau and Montréal–Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel airports are major centres of economic activity and help drive the development of Greater Montréal.

29 passenger carriers and 29 all-cargo companies connect Montréal to numerous airports around the world. In 2011, about 13.7 million passengers and 200,000 metric tons of cargo transited through the airport facilities of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel. Some 250 businesses active on the airport sites generated a total of 60,000 jobs (including 31,600 direct jobs) and added value of $5.5 billion a year.

There are direct flights from Montréal-Trudeau to more than 130 regular and seasonal destinations in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

ADM is committed to continue offering the highest number of non-stop international destinations. This is the reason we are today pursuing a strategy focusing on emerging markets in Asia and South America, two areas where traffic growth is remarkably high to and from Montréal.

Some facts on 2012:

  • On June 26 2012, ADM inaugurated Phase I of its new check-in island counter.
  • Qatar Airways celebrated the first anniversary of its Montréal–Doha route on June 29.
  • Meanwhile, American Airlines celebrated 35 years at Montréal–Trudeau this year.
  • On July 11 2012, US Airways inaugurated its Montréal–Washington Reagan National route, flying three times daily.
  • Also on July 11, Delta inaugurated a new Montréal–New York La Guardia connection, with five daily flights.
  • Already recognized as a world leader in self-service check-in, Montréal-Trudeau airport unveiled another North American first. ADM and WestJet introduced a new self-service baggage drop-off, meaning passengers can now go through the entire check-in process without any staff assistance

In 2011, the international sector accounted for 38.4% of total traffic and showed the highest growth at 7.7% last year. Another positive result was the transborder sector that has outperformed the domestic sector with stronger results.

Montréal-Trudeau (YUL) acts as a hub for domestic, transborder and international passenger’s traffic. The airport is a world-class gateway for the Province of Quebec, the Maritimes and the New England area. With a catchment area of 11 million, Montreal is the second Canadian airport on the number of passengers going to international destinations.

Montréal-Trudeau is also keeping pace with the age of mobility with the launch of its new mobile site, a condensed version of specially designed for the screens of major cellphone brands. Combined with free Wi-Fi and SMS alert service available at no extra cost, this innovation makes YUL one of the leading North American airports in mobile services.

Wondering why you should consider Montreal as a prime destination

ADM offers:

  • Affordable costs;
  • A community that has a high interest in its economic development, and who is willing to support its partners;
  • An operational team that has made its mark on efficiency;
  • A great incentive plan to help implement and guaranty the success of a new route.

Why wait any longer!

Montréal airports marketing

Marketing and other support

A combination of promotion tools is adapted to each airline. We also work closely with the provincial and city tourism boards i.e. Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal to enhance your passenger experience in our region.

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Catchment Area

  • 120 minutes catchment : 13 million
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Made at Mirabel: The CRJ 700. Greater Montréal is one of the world’s three aerospace capitals, along with Seattle and Toulouse.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Montréal, with some 3.7 million inhabitants and 80 distinct ethnic cultures, is a resolutely international city. A world leader in a wide range of industries, including aeronautics, information technology and biotechnologies, the city is also renowned for innovation in medicine, multimedia and the arts.

Greater Montréal is one of the world’s three aerospace capitals, along with Seattle and Toulouse. It is among the rare places in the world where all the main components of an aircraft are manufactured within a 20-mile (30-kilometre) radius. Nearly two-thirds of Canadian production is centred here.

Montréal’s aerospace industry boasts prime contractors, equipment manufacturers, among the world’s top subcontractors and suppliers, as well as a qualified and competitive labour force and unique training centres. The presence of all these key industry players explains why the Greater Montréal region is renowned for its leading-edge expertise in the design, manufacturing, integration, overhaul and repair of aircraft and aeronautical subsystems.

Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel airports serve as the two major hubs of Montréal’s aerospace industry.

Montréal airport terminal

Infrastructure & Operations:

Runways (number and length):

  • 06R/24L : 3,353m length and 60m wide
  • 06L/24R : 2,926m length and 60m wide
  • 10/28 : 2,133m length and 60m wide
  • Slot Coordinated: 80 movements per hour
  • Operating hours: 24h
  • Restrictions for more than 45,000kg :
  • Take off 7:00am-00:00am
  • Landing 7:00am-01:00am


  • One terminal with 55 gates total
  • Domestic Jetty
  • International Jetty
  • Transborder Jetty
  • Airport Parking capacity 60-70 aircraft

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news:

  • New Rail shuttle planned between Downtown and the Airport
  • New Hotel with 250 rooms opening in 2009
  • New US Departures area opening in 2009
  • Capacity to receive the Airbus A380 since 2006

Vital statistics


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