ADM Aéroports de Montréal has completed Phase 1 of the construction of its connection center, which will welcome its first passengers on December 11.
Representing an investment of C$50m (US$37m), fully funded by ADM, the new facility will not only increase capacity, but will offer greater fluidity and comfort for passengers. When fully operational, by the end of summer 2020, it will feature 36 Primary Inspection Kiosks (PIKs).
The center will also help to boost the seat occupancy rate of aircraft, leading to the development of new air links.
“We are extremely pleased to announce the commissioning of our new center, which is fully dedicated to connecting passengers and represents an important driver for the development of Montréal-Trudeau’s air service,” said Philippe Rainville, president and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.
“With this new state-of-the-art facility, the airport is increasingly becoming a strategic location for transiting passengers. Montréal-Trudeau is world-renowned for the efficiency of its winter operations which, combined with its geographical position, already give it a competitive advantage.”
The project was carried out in accordance with sustainable building standards, with a large green wall connected to the ventilation system installed to maintain a satisfactory level of humidity in air preheated by a solar wall located on the south façade of the building.
The building was designed to give travelers a high quality and bright space evocative of the culture of Montréal, Québec and Canada. Local and Canadian-made materials, such as Atlantic Black granite flooring and birch wood panels, were used.