Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ/CYYZ)

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Canada's largest city, multicultural Toronto has all the qualities needed to support profitable routes.

Toronto has a powerful combination of economic and demographic characteristics that drive demand for air transportation capable of supporting profitable routes.

New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work

Please contact a member of our team for more details.

Toronto has a powerful combination of economic and demographic characteristics that drive demand for air transportation capable of supporting profitable routes.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Canada and Toronto have the strong economic and demographic fundamental characteristics that drive demand for air transportation and are capable of supporting profitable routes.
  • As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is the business and financial capital of the country. It is the centre of Canada’s banking industry, media industry, advertising industry, entertainment industry, as well as retail and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Toronto Pearson features world class facilities including two terminal buildings, five runways, a central de-ice facility and a parallel runway system.
  • Additionally, both terminals feature US Border Preclearance to facilitate entry into the United States.
  • We provide incentives and marketing support for new passenger air services.
  • Through six consecutive years of rate reductions, we are committed to lowering airport costs.

Toronto Pearson Airport's award-winning Air Services Department works collaboratively with airline partners on integrated marketing campaigns.

Marketing and other support

Toronto Pearson is committed to helping new and existing airlines establish a strong foothold in the Toronto market. We work collaboratively with our airline partners on an integrated marketing campaign and create tailor-made initiatives to support your business from launch.

Currently we offer an incentive programme to any new international carrier offering a new service to Toronto  (landing fee rebate).

For more details on this programme, please contact any member of our Air Services Department.

Spirit of adventure: Toronto Pearson's strong two-hour catchment of 10 million highly travel motivated people generates a strong demand for global connections. Recent launches include Panama City, Kingston, Aruba, New York LaGuardia and Ethiopia.

Catchment Area

  • 30 min catchment area – 5 million
  • 60 min catchment area – 8 million
  • 120 min catchment area – 10 million

Cargo enriches long haul: We offer over 240 truck loading doors, 1.2 million square feet of on-airport warehouse space, and are capable of processing 1 million metric tonnes of cargo annually.

Freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Please contact a member of our team for more details.

We offer a wide range of freight opportunities with plenty of room for growth.

Toronto handled 33 million passengers in 2011, equalling Canada's total population. The airport's five runways provide ample capacity for ensuring it remains North America's second-largest airport for international traffic, and even allows the closure of a runway for an annual Runway Run, raising $200,000 for charity in 2012.


  • 150 million customers live and work within a day’s drive of Toronto, including 125 million Americans or roughly 40 per cent of the US population.
  • The 5th largest city in North America, Toronto is Canada’s largest and fastest growing major city.
  • The Greater Toronto Area has one of North America’s most established and highly integrated public transportation systems.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • Runways: Five runways
  • Slot Coordinated:  Yes
  • Operating hours: 24 hours
  • Terminals: Two passenger terminals. T1 was last updated in 2007, while Terminal 3 is slated to be updated in the next 3 years
  • Terminal 1: 50 bridged gates; 24 commuter stands. Capacity for 22 million
  • Terminal 3: 32 bridged gates; 3 commuter stands. Capacity for 14 million
  • Min. connect time: Int-Int 30 min; Int-US 90 min; Int-Dom 60 min
  • Efficient snow removal equipment that can clear a runway in 12 minutes and all five runways in an hour including all taxiways and exits

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • Toronto Pearson is the 5th largest US CBP Inspection Station in terms of processed passengers. Full facilities in both Terminals 1 & 3 permit U.S.-bound passengers to arrive as a domestic, alleviating congestion associated with a post-cleared operation.
  • Initiatives under way to further improve connecting processes and guest experience
    • Multilingual way finding
    • Streamlined connections: no baggage claim for connecting Guests
    • Dedicated Team managing connections
      • Real Time connections management
      • Monitors performance of guest and baggage connections

Vital statistics

Passenger numbers

2011 saw more than 33 million passengers pass through Toronto Pearson, equal to Canada’s population. In 2012, overall passengers were up almost 5% over last year. Toronto Pearson is second in North America for number of international passengers.

  • Largest carrier: Air Canada & WestJet


Over 50% of all air cargo carried in Canada travel through Toronto Pearson. In 2011 we carried over 492,000 tonnes of cargo through our airport a 30% increase since 1997.