MONTREAL – Pierre-Elliott Trudeau airport unveiled its new international jetty Thursday.
At a cost of $350 million, the goal was to create an area that would be “distinctively Montreal.”
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“We want people to come here and sense, when you’re in this airport that you’re still in Montreal,” said James Cherry, CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.
“I used to find that when I travel in an airport I’d say ‘I see the same stores everywhere, I could be in Winnipeg or Denver or St. Louis or Minneapolis’ and I couldn’t tell from inside the airport.”
“We want people to come into our airport and say ‘this is definitely Montreal.’”
In addition to a signature Montreal food truck, there are new shops and boutiques, as well as 1,000 chairs equipped with charging stations.
Outside, there is room for new wide-body aircraft, including the Airbus a-380, the largest airliner in the world.
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Cherry said the improvements provide more space for passengers.
Trudeau airport’s new international jetty opens to passengers on Thursday.