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  • September 13 2018

    Canadian airports launch third annual Safety Week

    On September 17, Toronto Pearson International Airport, along with 28 other airports across Canada, will kick off Canadian Airports Safety Week, an initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees. All airport staff, whether they work in the terminal building or on the airfield, will be encouraged to take part in themed discussions and events throughout the week.

  • August 30 2018

    Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s Final Approach, Danville Terminal – a new aviation inspired park space in Mississauga – officially open

    The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), in partnership with the City of Mississauga, has opened “Final Approach, Danville Terminal”, an aviation-themed park space. The space was named and designed with input from the community and pays tribute to the longstanding history of aviation in the city.

  • August 14 2018

    Toronto Pearson set to break busiest day of the year record

    TORONTO – The busiest day of the year at Toronto Pearson is just around the corner, with Canada’s largest airport preparing for an estimated 166,900 passengers on Friday, August 24, 2018. This new record represents a continuation of what has already proven to be a busy first half at Toronto Pearson, which saw a passenger traffic increase of 6.0 per cent over the same period in 2017. Throughout summer, the airport has been welcoming an average of 155,000 passengers per day. Toronto Pearson expects to welcome some 10.4 million passengers between the end of the school year and labour day weekend.

  • August 9 2018

    GTAA REPORTS 2018 SECOND QUARTER RESULTS: CONTINUED STRONG PASSENGER VOLUME GROWTH AT TORONTO PEARSON

    TORONTO, CANADA – The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”) today reported its financial and operating results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2018. Passenger activity increased substantially at 6.0 per cent during the first half of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017. This growth reflects increased aircraft load factor, flights on existing routes and larger aircraft, the economic strength of the Greater Toronto Region, and the role of Toronto Pearson International Airport as Canada’s largest airport and North America’s second busiest airport in terms of international passengers.

  • August 9 2018

    GTAA and NAV CANADA release findings of public consultation on noise mitigation

    TORONTO – Today, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and NAV CANADA released the findings of their most recent public consultation in a report titled, ‘A Quieter Operations Roadmap: Six Ideas to reduce noise impacts for our neighbours’. The report reflects feedback from nearly 1,500 residents who live in communities surrounding the airport on six noise mitigation ideas including: new flight paths for overnight flights, increased use of continuous descent operations, changes to the preferential runway system, and a summer weekend runway alternation program.

  • June 26 2018

    Toronto Pearson prepares to welcome 10.4M passengers this summer

    TORONTO – Canada’s largest airport is preparing to welcome over ten million passengers between Canada Day and Labour Day, an increase of more than 30% compared to the same period five years ago. The summer rush is predicted to bring with it an average of 155,000 passengers per day, climbing even further skyward on high-volume days. Toronto Pearson and its partners—air carriers, Canadian customs, CATSA and more—have taken steps to prepare for this massive influx of passengers and offer tips to help make travel easier.

  • June 12 2018

    Ride Sharing Pilot Begins at Toronto Pearson

    TORONTO, CANADA – The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced today a pilot project for ride sharing companies to pick up and drop off passengers at Toronto Pearson. Starting today, passengers with Uber and Lyft rideshare apps on their smartphones can request UberX and Lyft rides from Canada’s largest airport. This ride sharing pilot provides another regulated, municipally approved transportation option for 47 million annual airport passengers and more than 49,000 workers at Toronto Pearson.

  • May 30 2018

    Emergency Exercise at Toronto Pearson

    TORONTO, CANADA - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) will be conducting an emergency exercise at Toronto Pearson International Airport, overnight on Saturday, June 2. The exercise will run from 10:00 p.m. on June 2, until 4:30 a.m. on June 3 and will take place in several locations, including: Runway 24L and some of its affiliated taxiways, Terminal 3 Check-in counters, Terminal 1 employee areas, and some airside locations.

  • May 10 2018

    GTAA REPORTS 2018 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS: CONTINUED STRONG PASSENGER VOLUME GROWTH AT TORONTO PEARSON

    TORONTO, CANADA – The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (“GTAA”) today reported its financial and operating results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2018. Passenger activity increased substantially at 6.3 per cent, during the first quarter of 2018 as compared to the same period of 2017. This growth reflects increased aircraft load factor, flights on existing routes and larger aircraft, the economic strength of the Greater Toronto Region, and the role of Toronto Pearson International Airport as Canada’s largest airport and North America’s second busiest airport in terms of international passengers.

  • April 23 2018

    Resurfacing begins on one of Toronto Pearson’s busiest runways

    TORONTO - Today, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority will begin work to resurface runway 06L/24R, one of Toronto Pearson’s east/west runways, located in the southern area of the airport. In comparison to Spring 2017’s rehabilitation of the 05/23 runway, this work has been planned to be much less disruptive. This project consists of the milling and repaving of a portion of the runway surface, electrical maintenance, and runway safety upgrades, ensuring that the runway is maintained for safe operations.

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