Porter Aviation Holdings (PAHI) and Macquarie Asset Management (MAM) have announced a partnership to develop the new passenger terminal at Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU).

PAHI and MAM will form a new company called Partenaires d’infrastructure YHU (Québec) s.e.c. / YHU Infrastructure Partners (Québec) LP to develop the terminal, and a local management team will operate the facility upon completion in mid-2025.

“MAM and PCL are well-positioned as partners to develop a state-of-the-art passenger terminal at Saint-Hubert,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO, PAHI. “These relationships further strengthen the project and will result in a distinct terminal where passengers will genuinely enjoy their experience.”

Groundbreaking terminal

“We are thrilled to embark on this groundbreaking project with Porter and Macquarie Asset Management, leveraging our local expertise and client-centered commitment to excellence,” remarked Sébastien Tremblay, vice president and district manager for Construction PCL in Québec, which has been selected as general contractor for the project. “We firmly believe that this collaboration will pave the way for substantial growth and development within Québec’s aviation sector.”

The YHU terminal is expected to provide faster passenger processing than large international airports, resulting in travel time savings to go along with a comfortable departure lounge environment.

Porter will be an anchor tenant at the new YHU terminal with routes operated throughout Canada using a combination of 78-seat De Havilland Dash 8-400 and 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The terminal will also be open to other airlines, and it is expected that several carriers will serve the airport. Porter also intends to continue building its presence at Montréal Trudeau Airport (YUL), providing a range of choice for Greater Montréal travelers.

Image: Porter is the only airline to offer extensive flights from Montréal’s Trudeau and Saint-Hubert airports (CNW Group/Porter Airlines Inc.)

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