Greater Montréal’s economy did exceptionally well in 2017 and so did Aéroports de Montréal, as evidenced by the corporation’s recently released strong Q3 results.
Passenger traffic at Montréal-Trudeau Airport surged by 10.4% in the third quarter, up 9.5% over the same period last year. International routes have been particularly busy, with passenger numbers up 13.7% since the beginning of the year, versus 7.7% for domestic flights and 5.5% for U.S. connections. Seats have also been added on flights to a number of destinations, with the most popular being Philadelphia (+180%), San Francisco (+80%) and Lyon (+38%).
What’s more, Montréal-Trudeau has expanded its already extensive repertoire of destinations by adding four new flights scheduled to take off this winter. Air Canada will operate flights to Phoenix and Lima, whereas Air Transat will operate a weekly flight between Montréal and Lisbon year round.
Air Canada will also launch four other international direct flights from Montréal to Tokyo-Narita, Lisbon, Bucharest and Dublin early next year, and add two daily direct flights to Baltimore and Pittsburgh as of May 2018.
In 2017, Montréal‐Trudeau set a new record with 140 direct flights, including 87 flights to destinations outside Canada and the U.S. Montréal-Trudeau has the highest percentage of international passengers among Canadian airports at 38% (62% if you count passengers travelling to the U.S.). With the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) coming into effect, Greater Montréal is now set to become a true gateway to the North American market.
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