Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is the primary airport serving the Montreal area. It is the busiest airport in Quebec, and Air Canada uses it as a hub. Approximately 40 airlines fly into YUL, and non-stop flights are available 130 destinations in Canada, elsewhere in North America, South American, Africa, Asia and Europe. Among the most popular international destinations: Bangkok, Chicago, New York and Paris.
Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU) is a secondary airport in the area. Pascan Aviation, a regional airline, is the only commercial carrier with scheduled flights from YHU.
Another alternative is Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG), located about 60 miles south of Montreal in Plattsburgh, NY. Allegiant Air, PenAir and Spirit Airlines all offer flights from Plattsburgh Airport.
Florida is perpetually a popular vacation destination for Montreal-area residents. Among the most popular cities: Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando.
Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet fly from Montreal Trudeau to Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, Allegiant and Spirit fly to Fort Lauderdale from Plattsburgh. Flights to Miami are available on Air Canada and American Airlines from Montreal Trudeau. And Air Canada Rouge, Air Transtat, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet fly to Orlando from Montreal Trudeau, while Allegiant flies to Orlando from Plattsburgh.
Looking for cheap airfares? There are a few rules to keep in mind. First, keep an eye out for sales and try to book tickets far in advance. Airfares typically increase 21, 14 and seven days prior to the travel date.
Second, look at low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Spirit and WestJet. Even if you’re not traveling on a low-cost airline, other airlines the fly identical routes may drop their airfares to compete. (For example, Air Canada Rouge and WestJet both fly from YUL to Las Vegas. If WestJet puts Las Vegas tickets on sale, then Air Canada Rouge will likely follow suit.)
Third, consider alternate airports. For example, there are two airports in Orlando. Most airlines fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO), but cheaper flights might be available on Allegiant, which flies into Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).