Montreal International Airport is suing rivals over name change


What's in a name? A lot, it seems.

Montreal'The US international airport is reportedly suing its rival over a name change.

Montreal airportsthat works Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL), has filed for an injunction Quebec Supreme Court The new Montreal Metropolitan Airport will reportedly be forced to change its name Canadian Press.

The reason? According to Aéroports de Montréal, the renamed suburban airport (long known as Saint-Hubert Airport) will cause confusion among travelers.

In February, Montreal Metropolitan Airport announced its new name. This came after the facility announced a partnership with in 2023 Porter Airlines for a new $200 million terminal.

Working on the new terminal – a partnership between Macquarie Asset Management And porter– will begin in August, with completion scheduled for mid-2025.

Located 15 kilometers away MontrealAccording to a press release, Montreal Metropolitan Airport will be a nine-gate facility designed to handle more than four million passengers annually.

Other amenities include accessible parking, electric vehicle charging stations, shuttle bus pickup and drop-off locations, road access from the property line to long-term parking, landscaping and a jet fuel farm.

As previously reported, Porter will operate the new airport with a combination of Embraer E195-E2 and Dash 8-400 aircraft, serving cities across Canada.

The new terminal will also be open to other airlines including Pascan Aviation's network of existing regional Quebec Flights.

As for the name game, Eric Wald, A spokesman for Aéroports de Montréal says Montreal Metropolitan Airport is too similar to the name of the international airport that handled more than 21 million passengers in 2023.

In an email statement to C.PHe said the authority was “concerned about the confusion this change could cause for passengers from Montreal and elsewhere, given the very close similarities between the names.”

The authority also objects to the new name because the Montreal Metropolitan Airport is on Montreal's south shore and not on the island of Montreal.

Montreal Metropolitan, meanwhile, says Montreal-Trudeau Airport is trying to protect a “monopoly” on air travel to the region.

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