Montreal-Trudeau Airport is expanding

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    Montreal-Trudeau Airport will officially open new boarding lounges for international flights, and particularly for Sun destination service, just in time for the holidays. Located at the far end of the existing international jetty, these new departure lounges are the first phase of a major expansion project estimated to cost $270 million. The lounges are expected to open around Dec. 20.

    "This addition will immediately give us the flexibility to better meet demand during the periods of highest traffic," said ADM president and CEO, James Cherry. "The strong growth in international traffic in recent years has led us to accelerate this work somewhat."

    With seating capacity for 420, the new Gate 62 is equipped with a new bridge designed to handle three passenger transfer vehicles at once to transport passengers to aircraft parked at remote stands.

    Phase two of the international jetty expansion project, which will get underway in 2014, will add a total of six new contact gates for wide-body jets, including two for A-380s, as well as a bus station. Scheduled for completion in September 2016, this additional section will include a 1,450-square-meter commercial area that will feature stylish lounges, shops, bars and restaurants.

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