The Montréal Airport Celebrates a Major Milestone
The Montréal-Trudeau airport (YUL) has had an industrious past. Over the years, the international transport hub — which has welcomed everyone from the British Royal Family to jazz mogul Louis Armstrong — has undergone major transformations to stay up-to-date with an ever-evolving aviation industry. This year alone, with a newly unveiled expansion of the international jetty and recently-launched traveller’s app, the Montréal-Trudeau airport has proven its commitment to enhancement and innovation.
The year 2016 marks an exciting milestone for the airport. The Montréal-Trudeau airport is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Under the theme Service, Destinations, Passion since 1941, various activities and contests are occurring throughout the year, with some of them recently launched.
Here’s what’s going on.
Learn about history
To mark the 75th anniversary of Montréal–Trudeau airport, an exhibition on its history is on display at the entrance to the transborder (U.S.) departures area. Designed in partnership with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, this exhibition illustrates how the airport has evolved with a view to better meeting travellers’ needs. You’ll see photos of different eras, as well as a selection of vintage airline uniforms.
Alternatively, you can explore an augmented-reality experience that tells the story of Montréal-Trudeau airport’s 75th anniversary. Created in partnership with Montréal en Histoires, this experience allows visitors to relive great moments in the airport’s history. It’s available at various locations through the airport.
Picture yourself at the airport
Travellers can showcase themselves in the Montréal-Trudeau airport, and get the chance to win prizes! Use #75YUL on Instagram to tag your visit to Montréal-Trudeau, your historical photos (maybe you were there a few decades ago?) or you at work. Post your photos from now until October 15, 2016. A list of prizes will be announced shortly.
While we’re talking about aviation…
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN organization that has been headquartered in Montréal since its creation in 1947 and is a major reason that the city has become a world capital of civil aviation. From September 26 to October 3, 2016, Civil Aviation Week will be an opportunity to celebrate the vitality of Québec’s aerospace industry and its players: IATA, ACI, IFALPA. The agenda will be packed with a wealth of activities organized around the themes of innovation and the environment, and will include tours, Dragons’ Den-style competitions, lectures with prestigious guest speakers and more!