Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport
Address: 6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada
Phone: (416) 247-7678
IATA airport code: YYZ
ICAO airport code: CYYZ
Alias: Lester B. Pearson International Airport
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Toronto Pearson Airport is Canada’s busiest and largest airport with more than 50 million passengers in 2019. Located in Ontario west of the city of Toronto. It is also near the well-known Niagara Falls. The airport contains 5 runways and two passenger terminals on a 1,867 hectare piece of land. It is used as a hub next to WestJet by the most widely seen carrier Air Canada. Many routes are offered within Canada, but there are several options to destinations around the world.
Top routes from YYZ
- YUL – Montreal
- YVR – Vancouver
- YOW – Ottawa
- YYC – Calgary
- LGA – New York
- ORD – Chicago
- YEG – Edmonton
- YHZ – Halifax
- EWR – New York
- YWG – Winnipeg
History of Toronto Pearson Airport
The first Toronto arrivals (Malton Airport) took place in 1939. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Air Force used the airport. It was also used as a training school. A decade after the war, the Toronto local government sold the airport to the Canadian government. As a result, the name of the airport changed to Toronto International Airport.
Toronto Airport Transportation
There are many options for getting to or from Toronto Pearson Airport. You can reach the city center in 25 minutes by public transport. With private transport this will be just a little faster.
- As with many airports, you can also rent a car at Toronto Airport. There are car rental companies with counters at terminals 1 and 3 on Level 1. There are also less well-known car rental companies. They have a free pick-up service from Viscount Station. This is easily accessible from Terminal 1 and 3 with the Terminal Link train.
- Travel by train to the airport. The UP Express offers Toronto airport arrivals in 25 minutes from the city center. A train ticket costs 12 dollars. There is a departure every 30 minutes between 5:40 am and 10:40 pm from Pearson airport.
- Travel by taxi if you want to travel door to door. At the Toronto arrivals level there is a pick up area for taxis. At terminal 1 it is near door D and at terminal 3 at doors D, E, and F.
- Ride sharing: there are ride share pick up location at terminal 1 and 3. At terminal 1 it is at Door Q or P and A (Uber and Lyft). At terminal 2, it is at Door D and A (Uber and Lyft).
- If you prefer to travel by bus, Go Transit is the most common option. They offer many routes to different areas in and around Toronto. Some other carriers with options are TTS, Brampton Transit and Miway Mississauga. All buses depart from Terminal 1. The company TTC has some options from Terminal 3. Long-distance buses are also available and even in large numbers. For example, travel with Airlink, Airways Transit or Coach Canada to other cities such as Port Hope, Kingston, Dundas, Oakville Port Dover or Tillsonburg.
Toronto Pearson airport terminals
The airport has 2 terminals and a satellite terminal called Infield Concourse.
- Terminal 1: this is the largest terminal used by Air Canada, Emirates and the Star Alliance partners. It has 3.7 million sq ft and is the largest of Canada. The 58 available gates are divided into D, E, and F. There are also many lounges within this terminal. Five of the eight are Air Canada lounges and the remaining three are Plaza Premium. There is space for more than 9,000 parking spaces in front of the terminal.
- Terminal 3: the terminal is the base for WestJet. About half the size of terminal 1, mainly the airlines that are affiliated with SkyTeam and Oneworld can be seen here. There are 46 gates under the letters A, B, and C. There are 4,600 parking spaces available in front of the terminal along with the Sheraton Hotel. Terminal 3 is used by all other airlines for Pearson flight arrivals. The baggage claim area is on Level 1 at both terminals 1 and 3.
- Infield Concourse: most Toronto Pearson arrivals will be processed with the airline carrier Sunwing. There are 11 gates and a business lounge.
- VIP terminal: a 9 thousand sq ft area for private aircraft having arrivals at Toronto Pearson Airport.
Terminal 1 Level 1 baggage claim area:
There are 5 runways for all Toronto YYZ airport arrivals. All long enough to land large planes.
Passenger statistics at Toronto Airport
Air Canada has by far the most Toronto arrivals from destinations around the world. Last year there were many aircraft movements. In total, there were 455,099 Toronto Pearson Airport arrivals. 50,499,431 passengers flew on all those flights. That is double compared to 2003.
Airlines with Toronto Pearson airport arrivals
Most routes are offered by the carrier Air Canada. These Toronto Airport arrivals come from all over the world such as
- Antigua, Aruba, Bermuda, Cancun, Curacao, Grenada, Montego Bay, Puerto Vallarta, and Varadero
- Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Diego, and Seattle Tacoma
- Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid, Munich, Rome Fiumicino, and Zurich
- Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon, Tel Aviv Airport, and Haneda Tokyo
Some of the popular airlines that fly above flight routes are the following:
- Air France
- Air Transat
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Caribbean Airlines
- Korean Air
- Sunwing Airlines
- United Airlines
Many more routes to destinations around the world are available through all these airlines.