Whether in terms of the city or aviation, we will do everything possible to respond appropriately to needs generated by the growth in passenger traffic.
- Increase the number of parking spots to meet the increase in demand.
- Provide a connection between the drop-off area and the REM with an efficient, appealing solution for passengers;
- Prepare to rebuild the drop-off area, which will reach the end of its useful life in 2026;
- Harmonize the architecture of the facade (the Montréal-Trudeau signature) following changes made to the drop-off area and nearby parking lots.
- The gates have reached capacity for international and domestic flights. Increasingly passengers have to use parking spots that are a long way from the aircraft, which requires transporting more passengers by bus. Solutions are being studied to minimize the impact of this.
- The baggage loading areas are also at capacity. For example, in 2017, we beat the 2016 record of 22,000 suitcases handled in a single day more than 30 times over. Therefore, in the short term, we should add storage capacity or build a temporary remote baggage room.
- Baggage carousels can simultaneously accommodate luggage from four international flights, but we are adding a fifth to meet needs and ensure smooth traffic flow.
Presentation - Industry Day - May 17, 2018