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Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorDASH-L (Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil)
ServesLongueuil, Quebec and Greater Montreal
LocationSaint-Hubert, Quebec
Elevation27 m (90 ft)
Aircraft movements185729

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Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport is located in the Saint-Hubert borough of Longueuil, Quebec. The airport is located 16 km (9.9 mi) east of downtown Montreal.

In operation since 1928, it was Montreal's first and only airport until the construction of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal/Dorval International Airport). As of 2010, it is Canada's busiest general aviation airport, ahead of Toronto/Buttonville and Boundary Bay, and is ranked as Canada's 5th busiest airport by aircraft movements.

The airport is divided into two sides, a military side (facing runway 06L/24R) and a civilian side (facing runway 06R/24L). Today the military base, the former RCAF Station St Hubert, has ceased operations, but the Armed Forces still uses the base as a garrison comprising the tactical helicopter unit 438 Squadron and 51st Service Battalion.

Following the new National Airports Policy announced by Transport Canada in 1994, ownership of the airport was transferred to a private corporation, Développement de l'aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil (DASH-L), on 1 September 2004.

It was here that the body of Quebec Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte was found during the October Crisis of 1970.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. CBSA officers at this airport currently can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.

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