Mayor Denis Coderre is considering lifting a Trudeau Airport sound curfew, as residents continue to accuse the airport of not respecting it.
Mayor Coderre says he wants more direct flights to Asia and that means more flights at night.
“Am I focusing on having more direct flights? You bet I am! Am I going to make sure that the well being of Montrealers will be respected, that too,” he said.
“We don’t need planes during the night,” Antoine Bécotte, who started the group Les Pollués de Montréal Trudeau, which represents Ahuntsic-Cartierville residents, said.
The group attended the airport's annual meeting Thursday to get answers from officials. They want traffic routes reviewed and the 11 PM to 7 AM curfew respected.
Former federal MP Marlene Jennings, who speaks for the group, says she hopes there will be public consultations.
“We would hope that he would also want to have proper consultations with the public, with the citizens who will be affected,” she told CJAD.
Coderre says details will be studied before any decisions are made.
The airport's CEO James Cherry agrees with Coderre. He says we should have more flights.
“Noise is largely a perceptual issue so people are always going to be dissatisfied, because airplanes make noise, what we try and do is mitigate that as much as possible and reduce it,” he said.