Flying From Montreal’s Trudeau Airport Will Soon Cost You An Extra $5
A fee increase is on the way.
Montreal’s airport is tightening its grips on your purse strings. Along with a number of other Canadian airport authorities, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is increasing airport improvement(YUL) beginning in 2021.
The fee is going up from $30 to $35 starting February 1 and is expected to produce an additional $20 million for the ADM in 2021.
Fee increase at YUL
The airport "has a duty to ensure that its facilities are upgraded and we will never compromise on this,” stated Philippe Rainville, president and CEO of ADM, in a press release Thursday.
The AIF is “used exclusively to fund infrastructure projects essential to maintaining safe operations at YUL,” it continued.
The air industry is struggling with a severe COVID-related drop in revenue as people the world over have been second-guessing their.
Year-to-date, passenger traffic at Trudeau is down at least 71% compared to last year, ADM says. Next year, a decrease of 50% compared to 2019 is expected.
“In the current context, we have no choice but to proceed with this $5 increase, which will partially offset the substantial cash shortfall that will be created by this crisis,” stated Rainville.