Toronto Pearson International Airport, also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport or simply Toronto Pearson 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 miles) 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 20th 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. 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.
An extensive network of daily non-stop domestic flights is operated from Toronto Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all Provinces of Canada. The airport also serves as an important North American global gateway, with 65 airlines providing service on routes to over 150 international destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Facts about flying to Toronto Pearson
It takes approximately 7 hours 45 minutes to fly to Toronto Pearson from the UK.
The IATA airport code for Toronto Pearson Airport is YYZ. This will appear on your ticket.
The average temperature of Toronto Pearson in May is °C.
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For the cheapest flights to Toronto Pearson, try departing on a Saturday.