Aéroports de Montréal

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Aéroports de Montréal
TypeNon-profit organization
HeadquartersPierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Dorval, Quebec, Canada
Key people
Philippe Rainville, CEO and President
Number of employees

Aéroports de Montréal, often abbreviated ADM, is the main airport authority in the Greater Montreal Area. It is headquartered in Suite 1000 of the Leigh-Capreol Place in Dorval, Quebec.[1] It is responsible for both Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Montréal-Mirabel International Airport. It is a non-profit private enterprise that does not issue share capital or receive government funding. Its missions are to provide quality airport service for the Montréal region, help the economic development of the Montréal region, and develop a harmonious coexistence with the surrounding environment.


Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (formerly Dorval Airport) and Mirabel Airport were built and operated by the Canadian federal government until 1992. In 1987 the federal government developed a national policy to give the operation and maintenance of all major airports to the private sector. The airports remained property of the government. In 1992 Aéroport de Montréal was created to maintain and operate Dorval Airport and Mirabel Airport. At that time ADM faced many challenges, mainly maintaining two underused airports with similar mission serving one city. In 1995, ADM announced that it will invest in order to modernize the aging Dorval Airport and improve the Mirabel Airport. At that time the passenger traffic was split between the two airports; intercontinental flight flying from Mirabel and local flight from Dorval. In 1997, in order to simplify connecting flight, Dorval was chosen to receive all scheduled passenger flights. Mirabel was to remain operational but with limited traffic. Cargo and charter flight were to fly from Mirabel. From 2002 and 2006, ADM invested $716 million in the Dorval Airport. ADM added several new features to the airport, including a new international jetty and a new arrival complex. In 2004, ADM further consolidated the passenger traffic by moving the charter flight from Mirabel to Dorval. Since then Mirabel only operates cargo flight, aircraft construction and maintenance. In 2004, the Canadian government renamed Dorval Airport to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Current projects[edit]

ADM development of the Montréal's airports is not over and still in the process of improving Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. A project to connect Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Montréal downtown via express-trains is currently in development and was given a priority status.[2] ADM is also financing the Aérogalerie program, which aims to gives the airports a Montréal character and to support local artists by displaying Montréal artistic creations in the airport.

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  1. ^ "Contact us." Aéroports de Montréal. Retrieved on December 4, 2010. "Aéroports de Montréal 800 Leigh-Capreol Place Suite 1000 Dorval, Quebec H4Y 0A5." Address in French: "800, place Leigh-Capreol Bureau 1000 Dorval (Québec) H4Y 0A5."
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-16. Retrieved 2007-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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