The resumption of travel coincided with the return of bonuses at Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) as the senior management of the manager of Montreal-Trudeau was entitled to 1.2 million even if the airport did not escape the chaotic scenes — like endless queues — seen all over the world.

This information appears in the annual report of the non-profit organization, unveiled Thursday, on the occasion of its meeting. Its nine main leaders were not entitled to this treatment in 2021.

Asked on the sidelines of the annual meeting, the president and CEO of ADM, Philippe Rainville, first explained that the decision to grant bonuses was up to the board of directors.

“We had our share of problems, absolutely,” he admitted. It is up to the board, based on the objectives that have been set for us, it is them (the directors), who have determined what we deserve or not. »

ADM’s annual report does not specify the amount granted to each of the managers who are eligible for bonuses. Mr. Rainville would not disclose the amount to which he was entitled. It’s on top of his 2022 salary of $536,000.

After a summer marked by flight cancellations, delays and lost luggage, the ADM leader was more optimistic about the upcoming summer season. Airlines have hired staff, he said, adding that so too have agencies like the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) — which provides security at airports. .

“In general, after the summer we experienced last summer, the system should be operating normally,” Rainville said.

ADM also took advantage of its annual meeting to present its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31. Montréal-Trudeau, among other things, welcomed 4.5 million passengers, which represents 96.7% of the traffic observed during the same period in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The non-profit organization posted revenues of 186 million, up 81%. By the same time in 2022, the Omicron variant had disrupted airport operations. ADM posted a surplus of 25.6 million, compared to a shortfall of 35.6 million in the first quarter of 2022.