Montréal’s Airport Expands With A Stunning New Jetty
The aéroport Montréal-Trudeau (YUL) has expanded!
Local airport authority Aéroports de Montréal has recently announced the opening of a new jetty. With a total of 20,000 additional square metres of space, the striking open-plan layout offers a variety of new opportunities for both travellers and businesses.
The six new gates mean even more efficiency for the airport, ensuring space for a larger variety of airplanes, such as the Airbus A380, Boeing’s 787 and the Dreamliner. After announcing direct flights to destinations like Beijing, Casablanca and Reykjavik, this new jetty is aligned with the strategic expansion we’ve seen from aéroport Montréal-Trudeau over the past year.
For passengers, the expansion means more services. From artisanal espresso to luxury salons (and everything in between), travellers are more likely than ever to find exactly what they need to make their airport experience both productive and pampering.
Art and culture continues to take centre stage
Montréal is a creative city, and it makes sense that one of the main gates to the city — the international airport — should reflect its creative character. The new jetty, with its distinctive architecture, is just that: emblematic of Montréal’s creativity.
Incidentally, creativity at aéroport Montréal-Trudeau has been embedded into the passenger experience for years. A program known as “L’Aérogalerie” is an initiative aimed at infusing the airport facilities with works of art. Travellers will find media arts, integrated lighting art, photo exhibitions and permanent works throughout the corridors and in the lounge spaces.
While waiting for a flight, passengers can partake in an art treasure hunt of sorts! Download this PDF and use the maps to find the artworks in your area!
Maintaining a commitment to sustainability
Along with being technologically sophisticated, the aéroport Montréal-Trudeau continues to find ways to minimize ecological impact. For instance, the building itself is certified BOMA Best and it’s the first airport in Canada to be certified by the Airport Carbon Accreditation program (the only independent carbon management certification standard for airports).
Additional sustainable initiatives at aéroport Montréal-Trudeau include natural lighting, charging stations for electric cars, environmentally-friendly de-icing solutions and more!