Ok, deep breath, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, or in French, Aeroport International Pierre Elliott Trudeau de Montreal or simply Montreal Trudeau, was in the past called Montreal Dorval International Airport, or in French, Aeroport International Montreal Dorval. Confused? I sure as hell am. So we might just stick with Montreal International Airport has been plonked on the Island of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, and is about 20 kilometres from the beating heart of the city.
The airport was named in memory of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Not only does the airport service greater Montreal, but it also services some areas of northern Vermont and New York in the United States.
With just over 14 million passengers going through the airport, and with nearly 231,000 aircraft movements it is the fourth busiest in Canada. Montreal International Airport or YUL if its IATA code is used, is one of a handful of airports in Canada with United States border preclearance. As a result nearly 62% of all passengers are on non-domestic flights. On average almost 40,000 passengers traverse through the airport.
There are three concourses that make up the airport. The domestic terminal, for all Canada based locations, the international terminal for all destinations outside of Canada, and US terminal, for USA bound flights.