Toronto Pearson International Airport

Officially Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport is an international Airport serving the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Greater Toronto Area, and the Golden Horseshoe. The airport is located northwest of downtown Toronto. The airport is named in honour of the Toronto-born Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the 14th Prime Minister of Canada.

The Airport is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority as a part of Transport Canada’s National Airport System.

Toronto Pearson International Airport is the largest, and busiest airport in Canada, it is also the world’s 33rd-busiest airport by international passenger traffic and the 15th-busiest airport by flights. The airport also serves as the main hub for Air Canada, and also a hub for the passenger airline WestJet, and cargo airline FedEx Express. The airport also serves as an operating base for passenger airlines Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Reviews – What People Are Saying

Passengers who arrive and depart at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, have posted a huge number of positive reviews that describes how great their services are. From their clean and well-organized facilities, to the number of restaurants and cafes; to the smooth and fast security and immigration lines. Everything seems to be fine and hassle-free. Here are some of the reviews:

Toronto Pearson International Airport

The airport was clean and reasonably well organized.  I think I was more annoyed at all of the other passengers that didn’t give themselves enough time to get through customs to their flights.  When you fly Delta, you can check in and print your tags to make things faster, but then you have to cross the hallway to drop your luggage.  The employees are helpful though. Kudos to security for pulling people out of line so they could make their flights.  Literally, there is a person announcing a flight time and pulling you out if it’s close enough.  You pass through security and then have to use another kiosk to complete customs.  Once you are through there are some nice gift shops and a few places to eat, plus Starbucks of course.  Overall, not a bad place to fly in and out of!”
—Sarah H. (White Lake, United States)

Toronto Pearson International Airport

“Very pleasant every time arriving & departing Pearson Airport.  The terminal is newer, clean, offers great services. Car rentals close by the terminal; some travelers may not care for the walk. Last summer, we took the UP Rail into downtown.  We found this to be most convenient for two.  This year, a car rental for 4 proved to be the most economical option, plus we were taking a road trip out of the City.”
—John L. (West Hartford, United States)

Toronto Pearson International Airport

“5 stars for an airport?  Yes, it’s clean, people are polite, the customs process ran efficiently  even though there were thousands of people. The most important thing for me was the free wifi.  It’s refreshing not being overcharged when I only need to jump on the Internet for a few minutes. Thanks for the positive experience Toronto!”
—Jim K (Palm Harbor, United States)

Aesthetics

Toronto Pearson International Airport has two active terminals, namely: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Both terminals are designed to handle all three sectors of travel: domestic, international and transborder.

Terminal 1 is the largest terminal at the airport, and is one of the largest buildings in the world by floor space. Air Canada and all other Star Alliance airlines that serve Toronto Pearson Operate out of Terminal 1. Along with the standard customs and immigration facilities, Terminal 1 also contains special custom B checkpoints along the international arrival walkway. Passengers that are connecting from an international or trans-border arrival to another international (Non U.S.) departure in Terminal 1 go to one of these checkpoints for passport control and immigration checks, then are immediately transferred to Pier F for departure.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Terminal 3 on the other hand is used by SkyTeam and Oneworld airlines that serve the airport, along with WestJet, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Etihad Airways and most other airlines that are unaffiliated with an airline alliance.

A third terminal, the Infield Terminal (IFT), is currently not used for regular operations at Pearson.    

Terminal Map

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Contact info:

  • Airport Code: IATA: YYZ – ICAO: CYYZ
  • Phone number: +1 905 776 75 66
  • Flight Information: +1 416 247 76 78
  • Fax: +1 416 776 75 93
  • Email: c_relations@glaa.com
  • Website: www.gtaa.com
  • Address: Greater Toronto Airports Authority, P.O. Box 6031, Toronto A.M.F., Ontario, L5P 1B2, Canada

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Conclusion

Toronto Pearson International Airport is an airport that offers great services towards their passengers and customers. Aside from being the busiest airport in Canada, the airport is not congested, security and immigration lines are a breeze, and you can choose from their variety of souvenir shops and cafes for other travel memorabilia and grubs. It’s a wonderful airport, worth visiting.

Have you been to Toronto Pearson International Airport? What are your experiences? Tell us commenting below!

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