Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport or simply Toronto Pearson, is a major international airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is situated 27 km (17 mi) northwest of Downtown Toronto in the city of Mississauga, Ontario. It is the primary airport for a densely populated metropolitan region in southern Ontario, including the Greater Toronto Area, situated within the Golden Horseshoe.
Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. In 2009, it handled 30.4 million passengers, a 6.1% decrease compared to 2008, and 407,724 aircraft movements. It is currently the 20th busiest airport by aircraft movements in the world. In 2008, it handled 32.3 million passengers and 429,262 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 also serves as a hub for Air Canada Jazz, Air Georgian, Air Transat, Fedex Express, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet. The airport is operated by Greater Toronto Airports Authority 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 Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all Provinces of Canada. It also has a very strong international presence, with 74 airlines offering non-stop or direct service to over 100 international destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, Asia, Europe, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Oceania.
Greater Toronto International Airport
Mississaga, ON L4V 1E4