Aeroports de Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal

June 06, 2012 15:00 ET

"Elimination of Airport Rents: This Time, the Federal Government Must Take Action"

- James Cherry, Aeroports De Montreal

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) - Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is delighted with the recommendations of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications contained in its Report on the Future Growth and Global Competitiveness of Canada's Airports published yesterday.

"This is not the first time that the Government of Canada has been urged to stop treating the air transport industry like a cash cow. This time, however, the conclusions of the Senate committee, which are based on testimony by a wide range of stakeholders, simply cannot be ignored," said James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aéroports de Montréal.

Mr. Cherry added: "For several years now, the Canadian Airports Council has been calling for the elimination of the rents charged to Canada's major airports and, more generally, reductions of the taxes and fees burdening the air transport industry and undermining its competitiveness internationally. It is now up to the Government of Canada to take immediate action in response to this appeal to good economic sense."

ADM is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.

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Contact Information

  • Source: Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
    Tel.: 514 394-7304