Toronto Pearson International Airport, commonly known as Toronto Pearson or simply Pearson, is the main airport serving Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and the surrounding Golden Horseshoe region in the province of Ontario, Canada. It is the largest airport in Canada by total passengers served and by international passengers served. In 2022, it handled 29,908,844 passengers. The airport is located 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) northwest of Downtown Toronto. It has five runways and two passenger terminals along with numerous cargo and maintenance facilities on a site that covers 1,867 hectares (4,613 acres).
Pearson International Airport was named after Lester B. Pearson, the 14th Prime Minister of Canada, who served from 1963 to 1968. He is remembered for his efforts to keep the peace during the Cold War and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957.
Pearson Airport is a major hub for Air Canada, WestJet, Porter Airlines, Air Transat, and Sunwing Airlines. It is also served by a number of other airlines, including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Lufthansa.
The airport has a wide range of amenities for passengers, including duty-free shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes. There are also a number of hotels and other accommodations located near the airport.
General Information about Toronto Pearson Airport
The following table is an overview of YYZ Airport indicated below:
|Airport||Toronto Pearson International Airport|
|Operator||Greater Toronto Airports Authority|
|Built In (Year)||August 29, 1938|
|Toronto Pearson Airport Code||CYYZ, YYZ|
|Hub for||Passenger: Air Canada, Porter Airlines, WestJet|
Cargo: FedEx Express
|Toronto Pearson Airport Terminals||Two Public Terminals|
|Toronto Pearson International Airport Runway||5|
|Toronto Pearson International Airport Coordinates||43°40′36″N 079°37′50″W|
|Toronto Pearson Airport Address||6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada|
|Elevation||569 ft / 173 m|
Toronto Pearson International Airport Code
Toronto Pearson International Airport code is YYZ. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Pearson.
|WORLD AREA CODE||+1|
|IATA METROPOLITAN CODE||YYZ|
Toronto Pearson Airport Map
The YYZ Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.
Toronto Pearson Airport International Runway
YYZ Airport has five runways.
|Name||Length (in mtr)||Length (in ft)||Surface|
Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal
Toronto Pearson International Airport, there are two active public terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. These terminals handle all three sectors of travel (domestic, transborder, and international). There is also a third public terminal, the Infield Concourse (IFC), which currently acts as an extension of Terminal 3 providing additional bridged gates.
Here is a summary of the terminals at Toronto Pearson Airport:
- Pearson Terminal 1: Air Canada and all Star Alliance airlines are based at Terminal 1. Emirates is the only non-alliance airline that uses the terminal.
- Pearson Terminal 3: Terminal 3 is the largest of the two terminals and handles a variety of airlines, including Air Transat, WestJet, and American Airlines.
- Pearson Infield Concourse (IFC): The IFC is a smaller terminal that is used as an extension of Terminal 3 during peak periods. It is not accessible by car and can only be reached by taking the Link Train from Terminal 1 or Terminal 3.
Nearest Airports to Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ
Some of the International and Domestic airports near YYZ
- Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport – 34 km
- John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport – 79 km
- Region of Waterloo International Airport – 80 km
- Niagara Falls International Airport – 134 km
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport – 169 km
- London International Airport – 169 km
Airlines Operating from Toronto Pearson Airport
The following airlines operate from Toronto Pearson International Airport:
|Aer Lingus||Terminal 3||EIN/EI|
|Air Canada||Terminal 1||ACA/AC|
|Air France||Terminal 3||AFR/AF|
|Air India||Terminal 1||AIC/AI|
|Air North||Terminal 1||ANT/4N|
|Air Transat||Terminal 3||TSC/TS|
|American Airlines||Terminal 3||AAL/AA|
|Avianca Airlines||Terminal 1||AVA/AV|
|Azores Airlines||Terminal 3||RZO/S4|
|Biman Bangladesh Airlines||Terminal 3||BBC/BG|
|British Airways||Terminal 3||BAW/BA|
|Canada Jetlines||Terminal 3||CJL/AU|
|Caribbean Airlines||Terminal 3||BWA/BW|
|Cathay Pacific||Terminal 3||CPA/CX|
|China Eastern||Terminal 3||CES/MU|
|China Southern||Terminal 3||CSN/CZ|
|Copa Airlines||Terminal 1||CMP/CM|
|EVA Air||Terminal 1||EVA/BR|
|Flair Airlines||Terminal 3||FLE/F8|
|Hainan Airlines||Terminal 3||CHH/HU|
|Korean Air||Terminal 3||KAL/KE|
|LOT Polish Airlines||Terminal 1||LOT/LO|
|Lynx Air||Terminal 1||DAT/Y9|
|Pakistan International Airlines||Terminal 3||PIA/PK|
|Philippine Airlines||Terminal 3||PAL/PR|
|Porter Airlines||Terminal 3||POE/PD|
|Royal Jordanian||Terminal 3||RJA/RJ|
|Sunwing Airlines||Terminal 3||SWG/WG|
|TAP Air Portugal||Terminal 1||TAP/TP|
|Turkish Airlines||Terminal 1||THY/TK|
|United Airlines||Terminal 1||UAL/UA|