Smiles abound as children with autism explore airport facilities


The volunteers and employees of ADM Aéroports de Montréal warmly welcomed nearly 200 participants who experienced the entire airport journey – from arrival to parking to boarding the plane, including listening to safety instructions in theft – in compliance with the health measures in force.

“We are very happy to be able to resume an initiative that makes a real difference in the lives of participants,” said Martin Massé, Vice President, Sustainable Development at ADM. “ADM Aéroports de Montréal is constantly working to make travel accessible to as many people as possible. This morning, we gave the children and their families a unique experience and gave hope to their parents that one day they will be able to consider flying as a family. We warmly thank all the volunteers, our employees and our partners who made this day a tremendous success.

The event is organized by ADM jointly with the following partners: Air Transat; Autism Montreal; giant steps; Transport Canada; the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA); the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA); Securitas; HMSHost; and Montreal Airport Marriott Hotel.

This initiative is inspired by a similar program, “Wings for Autism”, created in 2011 by the Charles River Center in collaboration with the Massachusetts Port Authority (Logan International Airport, Boston). ADM became the first airport authority in Canada implement such a program at YUL in 2013.

About ADM Aéroports de Montréal

ADM Aéroports de Montréal is the Greater Montreal airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of YUL Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, certified 4 stars under the Skytrax World Airport Star Rating program, and YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel.

SOURCE Montreal Airports

For further information: Aéroports de Montréal, Public Affairs, 514 394-7304, [email protected]


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