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CDPQ-backed Keolis acquires transport company Skyport

Keolis Canada, an affiliate of France’s Keolis Group, has acquired Autocars Skyport Inc, a Montréal-based bus transportation company that specializes in airport services. No financial terms were disclosed. Keolis Canada said the deal will help it to consolidate operations at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and expand its service offerings. Keolis Group, a global transport business, is jointly owned by SNCF Group and Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (CDPQ). CDPQ increased its stake in the company to 30 percent in 2012.


Keolis Canada acquires Skyport

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – Keolis Canada is proud to announce the acquisition of Skyport, a bus transport company based near Montreal-Trudeau airport that specializes in airport services. Skyport handles crew transportation and manages and delivers lost and delayed luggage for most airlines, primarily in the Montreal, Tremblant, Québec City and Ottawa regions. It also operates a shuttle service between the Concordia University campuses, and it offers charter bus services in Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

“There is a clear synergy between Keolis Canada and Skyport, and we very much look forward to developing the services that Skyport has offered to date with the support of all of the personnel already in place,” stated Patrick Gilloux, President and COO of Keolis Canada.

“We are pleased to be joining the large Keolis family. There is no question that Skyport will benefit from its extensive knowledge and business experience as our company grows and progresses,” said Mario Couture, General Manager and Chief CFO of Skyport.

Keolis Canada views the acquisition as an ideal opportunity to consolidate its operations at Montreal-Trudeau airport and expand the territory served. In fact, Keolis Canada already operates airport shuttles as well as a shuttle between Quebec City and Montreal-Trudeau airport for the exclusive use of Air France and KLM passengers. This acquisition will enable it to deploy a new line of services, such as shuttles to Concordia University, crew transportation, and the delivery of luggage, and it will complement the company’s existing charter services.

About Skyport
Autocars Skyport is a business specialized in bus passenger transportation that provides a wide array of services. For more than 20 years, Autocars Skyport has offered a full range of services, including chartered vehicles within Canada, primarily in the Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City regions, a shuttle between Montreal-Trudeau airport and Mont-Tremblant, crew transportation services for most airlines, and the delivery of delayed luggage.

About Keolis Canada
Keolis Canada, a Franco-Quebec company, specializes in passenger transportation in Quebec. Experts in intercity, urban, school, accessible, airport, charter and light rail transportation services, Keolis Canada offers safe and reliable high quality service thanks to a team of over 900 experienced employees. Keolis Canada operates a fleet of 396 vehicles. Every year, Keolis Canada transports almost 1 million passengers and over 1 million packages. Keolis Canada is part of the French firm Keolis Group.

The Keolis Group develops customized mobility solutions adapted to the changing needs of passengers and to the requirements of the communities that it serves. A leader in urban transportation in France, Keolis Group is a major player in the public transportation of passengers in Europe and around the world. The Keolis Group is owned by SNCF (70%) and Caisse de dépôt et placements du Québec (30%).

For further information: (media only): Raphaëlle Cyr-Lelièvre, Senior Consultant, Hill+Knowlton Stratégies, Telephone: 418 425-0986, Cell: 418 580-0040, Email:; Source: Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice-President, Passenger Experience, Marketing & Sales, Keolis Canada Inc.

Photo courtesy of Autocars Skyport Inc