Canadian Design and Construction Report staff writer
A new terminal will be built at Montreal’s Saint-Hubert Airport, creating an aeronautics hub with flight schools, university research laboratories, air carriers and passengers.
“The development of an aeronautics hub is a promising project for Quebec. Our terminal meets a growing need to ensure a service of quality for travelers in Quebec,” said Yanic Roy, Montréal – Saint-Hubert Airport CEO. “We also intend to contribute to the development of new technologies in the field of aviation.
“We are committed to meeting the highest standards of sustainable development and I am convinced that the airport will play a major role in the sustainable economic and tourism development of the community.”
The new terminal will allow flights to Canadian destinations such as Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax offered by Porter, and more regional flights by Pascan.
With an initial investment of $200 million from the private sector, a new modern terminal will be built, and the airport’s infrastructure and facilities will be upgraded. The plan also includes a new hotel with 130 rooms and meeting facilities to be built near the terminal.
“The construction of this new terminal is amazing news for the communities this airport will serve in Quebec and across the country,” said Omar Alghabra, federal minister of transport. “As the air sector continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the addition of the new services that come out of this new development will ensure our air sector is more competitive.
“It is essential that airports like this one are equipped to continue to serve the population in the years to come. In addition to the benefits for regional connectivity, this new terminal will help reduce bottlenecks.”