Now ten years after the last commercial flight did its thing at the airport the place airport officials are taking bids to come and knock down the passenger terminal and parking structure. The place was supposed to handle up to 50 million passengers a year, but they slightly missed the mark—sounds like 2.8 million passengers was the best they ever did.
No one likes to see a building go to waste, and there were off and on plans to do something different in order to save the structure. At one point there was even the suggestion to open up a theme park at the site, but that idea never really took off—ha.
So we’re sad to see a slice of aviation history head to the big hangar in the sky, but there’s still some good news for fans of Montréal–Mirabel. Nowadays the place is humming with plenty of airplane testing and what not, as Bombardier is using the place to build their new C Series, Pratt and Whitney tests engines here, and there’s plenty of cargo flights doing their thing as well.