First Impressions from Toronto Pearsons International Airport (YYZ)


On Martin´s round-trip through Canada and USA is the first stopover in Toronto. First Impressions from Toronto Pearsons International Airport (YYZ) in this news feed. The next destination is Calgary Intl. Airport (YYC) on Tuesday.

Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ), officially named Lester B. Pearson International Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. In 2016, it handled 44,335,198 passengers and 456,536 aircraft movements, making it the world's 33rd-busiest airport by total passenger traffic, 22nd-busiest airport by international passenger traffic, and 15th-busiest airport by flights. Pearson is the second busiest airport by international passenger traffic in North America, the busiest being John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Pearson is the main hub for Air Canada. It is also a hub for passenger airline WestJet and cargo airline FedEx Express, and serves as an operating base for passenger airlines Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines. An extensive network of non-stop domestic flights is operated from Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all provinces of Canada. As of 2017, over 75 airlines operate around 1,100 daily departures from Toronto Pearson to more than 180 destinations across all six of the world's inhabited continents.