Porter to develop new terminal at YHU
Rendering of Porter's new terminal at YHU

Porter to develop new terminal at YHU

LONGEUIL, QC — Porter Airlines has announced that it will be building a new terminal at Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU) that will serve over four million passengers annually upon completion.

Built in partnership with YHU and modelled after the successful revitalization of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), which Porter has been a part of for the last 17 years, the new terminal will commence construction in mid-2023 and is scheduled to be completed by late 2024.

This will mark Porter’s second airport to serve the Montreal market, after Trudeau Airport (YUL).

More than 10 potential YHU routes have been initially identified, spanning from Vancouver in the west to St. John’s, NL in the east. Porter also intends to connect YHU with both of its Toronto hubs – Billy Bishop (YTZ) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Routes will be served with a combination of 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 and 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft.

“Saint-Hubert has incredible potential as a complementary secondary airport for Montreal, with a convenient location for a significant portion of the local market and also easy access to downtown Montreal,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. (PAHI). “We have proven this concept at Billy Bishop, now one of the world’s best urban airports, and look forward to working with our partners at Saint-Hubert to help create a similar success story.”

The new Montreal terminal will be open to other airlines, including Pascan Aviation, which Porter intends to develop a codeshare partnership with. Pascan’s current YHU network focuses on regional Quebec flights. 

Highlights of the new terminal include the following:

  • Modern design aesthetic, featuring natural light and high-quality materials
  • 21,000 sq. m. (225,000 sq. ft.)
  • 9 bridged aircraft gates
  • Lounge-style seating for all passengers
  • Food and beverage concessions, and retail vendors
  • A Net-Zero facility with all building systems to fully operate on electric power
  • State-of-the-art passenger and baggage processing, and security installations

For more information go to www.flyporter.com.

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