Trudeau Airport welcomes 14 millionth passenger of 2013

MONTREAL – Foot traffic is definitely up at Montreal’s Trudeau Airport, where officials welcomed the 14th millionth passenger of 2013, the first time in the airport’s history that annual passenger traffic hit this milestone.

Serving more than 130 destinations with direct flights, Montreal-Trudeau is considered Canada’s second-largest airport in terms of international destinations.

Christiane Beaulieu, the Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for the Aeroports de Montreal (ADM), presented the passengers bound for Saint Lucia aboard Air Canada flight 1686 with souvenirs to mark the event.

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“The 14 millionth passenger is on board, but because we can’t say precisely who it is, we are pleased to share this honour with everyone on the flight,” Beaulieu said.

She also noted that the Montreal-Trudeau terminal, which has undergone expansion and modernization since 2002, meets the industry’s highest standards, and has significantly increased the use of new technologies designed to speed up airport services, like automated border clearance, luggage self-tagging, online parking reservations, SecurXpress and self-serve check-in kiosks.

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“The addition of a new commercial area and the new duty-free shop will help further enhance customer satisfaction,” she said.

The announcement comes at the end of the same year that a car was swallowed in five-metre long sinkhole in the airport parking lot.

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