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Montreal airport fee to increase from $35 to $40 in March 2024

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  •   12-03-2023  3:40 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Montreal airport fee to increase from $35 to $40 in March 2024
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Pax Global Media

Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) have announced an increase in its Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) from $35 to $40 for passengers departing from Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), effective March 1, 2024, according to a press release. 

The last fee increase was in 2021, when ADM raised the charge from $30 to $35. The fee is included in the price of the departing traveller’s plane ticket.

ADM says the fee will fund infrastructure and facility upgrades to "accommodate growth and enhance the quality and experience of airport users." 

It comes as YUL records the largest increase in passenger traffic among major Canadian airports.

"YUL's record passenger numbers this year have highlighted a number of challenges for our organization," said Yves Beauchamp, president and CEO of ADM, in a press release. "The increase in the AIF will enable us to make the necessary investments to adequately meet the needs and expectations of our passengers and partners. In other words, we are taking the necessary steps to prepare our international airport for the future. We are delighted to be able to welcome so many passengers and airlines to our major international airport, and the forecasts show no sign of slowing down." 

"That's why we're stepping up our efforts to provide them with the best possible experience and facilities. We believe that this will benefit the entire community, since a strong and welcoming airport site is essential to the economic vitality of our city."

YUL investments include work to increase airside capacity by adding remote gates and increasing baggage handling capacity. 

This is in addition to work that will soon begin at the front of the terminal to improve access to YUL by building new sustainable, multimodal facilities.

Montreal isn't alone in raising its airport fee. Toronto Pearson airport increased its improvement fee to $35 last January.


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