Toronto Airport Information

Toronto Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport, also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport or simply Toronto Pearson (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ), is an international airport serving Toronto, Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, the largest metropolitan area in Canada. It is the primary airport for the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration surrounding Toronto that is home to over one-quarter of the population of Canada. The airport is located in Mississauga, 27 km (17 mi) northwest of Downtown Toronto.

Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. In 2009, it handled 30.4 million passengers, and 407,724 aircraft movements. It is currently the world's 19th busiest airport by international passenger traffic and 20th busiest airport by aircraft movements. In 2006, the airport was selected as the best global airport by the UK-based Institute of Transport Management.

Lester B. Pearson International Airport is the primary hub for Air Canada, making it a major Star Alliance hub airport.[8][9][10][11] It is also a hub for passenger airlines Air Canada Jazz, Air Georgian, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet, as well as cargo airline FedEx Express. The airport is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) as part of Transport Canada's National Airports System and is one of eight Canadian airports with facilities for United States border preclearance.