Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

Coordinates: 45°31′05″N 073°25′01″W / 45.51806°N 73.41694°W / 45.51806; -73.41694
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Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil

Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport
Airport typePublic
OperatorDASH-L (Développement Aéroport Saint-Hubert de Longueuil)
ServesLongueuil, Quebec and Greater Montreal
LocationSaint-Hubert, Quebec
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL90 ft / 27 m
Coordinates45°31′05″N 073°25′01″W / 45.51806°N 73.41694°W / 45.51806; -73.41694
CYHU is located in Quebec
CYHU is located in Canada
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06L/24R 7,801 2,378 Asphalt
06R/24L 3,922 1,195 Asphalt
10/28 2,420 738 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft movements118,572

Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport (IATA: YHU, ICAO: CYHU) (French: Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil), also called 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 and 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) east of Longueuil.[1]

As of 2017, it is ranked as Canada's 15th busiest airport by aircraft movements.[3] This airport mainly serves travellers to Quebec destinations.

The airport is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on a call-out basis from the Mirabel Airport. CBSA officers at this airport can handle general aviation aircraft only, with no more than 15 passengers.[1]


In operation since 1928, it was Montreal's first and only airport until the construction of Montréal/Dorval International Airport (now Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport). On August 1, 1930, the R100 airship arrived after what was possibly the first non-stop passenger-carrying powered flight across the North Atlantic to land in Canada.[4]

In the late 1930s the airport was used by Canadian Associated Aircraft to build the Handley Page Hampden.

Pascan Aviation's fixed-base operator lounge in the airport

The airport was divided into two sides, a military side along with the Pratt & Whitney Canada facility (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 use the base as a garrison comprising the tactical helicopter unit, 438 Squadron, 34 Service Battalion and 34 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters. The ex-Pratt & Whitney hangar is owned and operated since 2012 as the largest FBO on the airport by an AvJet branded dealer: CYHU H-18 Services Inc. Their hangar is the newest addition to the FBO network: HUB FBO.

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 September 1, 2004.

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

It was announced on February 27, 2023 that Porter Airlines will develop a new passenger terminal at the airport that is due to be completed in late 2024 and provide domestic flights throughout Canada.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Pascan Aviation Bagotville, Bonaventure, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Mont-Joli, Quebec City, Sept-Îles, Wabush


  • On March 17, 2017, about 13:00 EDT (17:00 UTC), a midair collision occurred on the southeastern side of the airport, over the city of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The two planes collided at an approximate altitude of 1,100 ft (340 m) over the Promenades Saint-Bruno, both aircraft were Cessna 152, owned by Cargair, a flight training school. One plane crashed on the rooftop of the shopping mall, injuring the pilot. The other crashed in the parking lot, killing the pilot. The owner of Cargair indicated that both pilots involved in the crash were from China.[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 16 July 2020 to 0901Z 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Synoptic/Metstat Station Information". Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Aircraft movements, by class of operation and peak hour and peak day of movements, airports with NAV CANADA tower". Statistics Canada. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Photo Essay Collection The R.100 in Canada
  5. ^ "Porter to provide passenger flights out of Montreal's Saint-Hubert Airport". February 27, 2023. Retrieved March 5, 2023.
  6. ^ "1 dead after planes collide above shopping centre on Montreal's South Shore". CBC News. March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "'Papa November Papa, are you listening?': Air traffic control's frantic message before Saint-Bruno crash". CBC News. March 18, 2017. Retrieved March 18, 2017.


  • Jesse, William. "Breaking New Ground: The Canadian Government's First Civil Aerodrome". Air Enthusiast, No. 55, Autumn 1994, pp. 14–15. ISSN 0143-5450

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