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The history of the world's greatest airport planning blunder - Part 1

Montréal-Mirabel International Airport was once planned to be one of the largest airports in the world. Envisaged as a major hub connecting Europe with North America, it would have featured six runways and six passenger terminals in its final layout. However, for a variety of reasons, this grand vision never materialized. The airport never handled more than 3 million passengers annually, and in 2004, it was closed for passenger traffic. Mirabel became known as the biggest airport planning… ( 기타...

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canuck44 3
Ironically, Mirabel probably saved Dorval which handled 20 Million passengers last year with most of the cargo relocated to the former.
True. It may seem like a blunder but considering the amt. of cargo handled, and the maintenance and manufacture facilities at Mirabel, it may have been one of the best ever.
Hi, I'm the author of the article. I don't fully agree with your statement, but the project has certainly found partial redemption by the development of the aviation production cluster.
Very interesting and great research!!! I love how take people to how planners looked at the world.
I live in Montreal and this is both a fascinating and tragic story.
jbqwik 1
Interesting bit of aviation history.
The fact that your domestic flight connection was 29 miles away at another airport doesn’t help either?
Hi, I will get to the reasons for failure in one of the upcoming parts. I hope you enjoyed the article!


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