LONGUEIL, QC — Porter has partnered with Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) to support the development of a new passenger terminal at Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU).
YHU Infrastructure Partners (Québec) LP is being formed under joint Porter and MAM ownership to develop the terminal. A local management team will operate the facility upon completion.
Construction PCL has also been appointed as the general contractor for the passenger terminal. Work will commence in August, with a scheduled completion by mid-2025.
“Macquarie and PCL are well-positioned as partners to develop a state-of-the-art passenger terminal at Saint-Hubert,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, PAHI. “These relationships further strengthen the project and will result in a distinct terminal where passengers will genuinely enjoy their experience.”
The passenger terminal is designed to be 21,000 sq.m. (225,000 sq.ft.) with nine bridged aircraft gates, and an overall modern design aesthetic. There will be lounge-style seating for all passengers and access to food and beverage concessions, as well as retail vendors. All building systems are expected to operate fully on electric power.
The YHU terminal development is modelled after the successful revitalization of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport that Porter has been a part of for the last 17 years. The YHU terminal is expected to provide faster passenger processing than large international airports, resulting in travel time savings to go along with a comfortable departure lounge environment. Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI) originally designed and built the modern Billy Bishop terminal that is in use today.
Porter will be an anchor tenant at the new YHU terminal with routes operated throughout Canada using a combination of 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 and 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The terminal will also be open to other airlines, and it is expected that a number of carriers will serve the airport. Porter also intends to continue building its presence at Montréal Trudeau Airport (YUL), providing a range of choice for Greater Montréal travellers.