The Saga of Mirabel and Dorval Airports

Lessons for now and the future

Author(s):Jacques Roy



Number of pages:140



On May 1, 2014, the directors of ADM (Aéroports de Montréal) announced a call for tenders to demolish the Mirabel terminal, putting a definitive end to the passenger transport vocation at this airport inaugurated with great fanfare in October 1975. But what happened? Who is responsible for this mess? Could it have been done differently? Was the best location selected for this airport? Why did we fail to connect Mirabel with a fast train, as originally planned? What about Dorval airport, now Montréal-Trudeau? How much longer will it be able to develop? What happened to the rail shuttle? What does the future hold for both airports? What lessons can we draw from this saga? These are just some of the questions this book seeks to answer.

Jacques Roy

Jacques Roy

Jacques Roy is a full professor at the Department of Logistics and Operations Management at HEC Montreal where he is also Director of the Carrefour logistique, a university-industry forum on Supply Chain Management and Director of the research group CHAÎNE that is conducting research activities in the field of Supply Chain Management. He is a regular member of the Interuniversity Research Center on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT). Professor Roy graduated with a B.Sc. from the Royal Military College in Saint‑Jean and completed his education with an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Business Administration at HEC Montréal. Prior to his teaching career, Dr. Roy was employed as an aerospace engineering officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. He was also Director, Research and Publication and Director, Training, at the Montreal-based International Aviation Management Training Institute. He also possesses many years of experience as a management consultant in logistics and transportation with several large Canadian corporations and governmental organizations such as Transport Canada, Industry Canada, and Transport Quebec. Dr. Roy has conducted several studies and authored many articles and publications in this subject area.

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