THE TORONTO AND MONTREAL AVIATION MARKETS - A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In the 1960s, Montreal and Toronto were Canada's two largest cities, with the aviation passenger market at Toronto approximately 18% higher than Montreal's. By 1995, the number of passengers handled at Toronto's L.B. Pearson International exceeded the passengers handled at Montreal's Dorval and Mirabel airports by 160%. This paper will examine the possible reasons for the differences in the aviation passenger growth in these two key Canadian markets. While many factors have been cited in the past, ranging from government policies, multiple airports and airport access infrastructure, this analysis will pay particular attention to the major socioeconomic variables used in airport passenger forecasting by Transport Canada, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and others to see if they help explain the different growth patterns.

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  • Accession Number: 00797430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 6 2000 12:00AM