Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

Toronto Pearson International Airport

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:

AirportToronto Pearson International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorGreater Toronto Airports Authority
Built In (Year)August 29, 1938
ServesGreater Toronto
Toronto Pearson Airport CodeCYYZ, YYZ
Hub forPassenger: Air Canada, Porter Airlines, WestJet
Cargo: FedEx Express
Toronto Pearson Airport TerminalsTwo Public Terminals
Toronto Pearson International Airport Runway5
Toronto Pearson International Airport Coordinates43°40′36″N 079°37′50″W
Contact Number416-247-7678
Toronto Pearson Airport Address6301 Silver Dart Dr, Mississauga, ON L5P 1B2, Canada
Elevation569 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.

WMO Code71624

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.

NameLength (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 LingusTerminal 3EIN/EI
AeroMexicoTerminal 3AMX/AM
Air CanadaTerminal 1ACA/AC
Air FranceTerminal 3AFR/AF
Air IndiaTerminal 1AIC/AI
Air NorthTerminal 1ANT/4N
Air TransatTerminal 3TSC/TS
American AirlinesTerminal 3AAL/AA
ArajetTerminal 3DWI/DM
Avianca AirlinesTerminal 1AVA/AV
Azores AirlinesTerminal 3RZO/S4
Biman Bangladesh AirlinesTerminal 3BBC/BG
British AirwaysTerminal 3BAW/BA
Canada JetlinesTerminal 3CJL/AU
Caribbean AirlinesTerminal 3BWA/BW
Cathay PacificTerminal 3CPA/CX
China EasternTerminal 3CES/MU
China SouthernTerminal 3CSN/CZ
CondorTerminal 3CFG/DE
Copa AirlinesTerminal 1CMP/CM
DeltaTerminal 3DAL/DL
EgyptairTerminal 1MSR/MS
EmiratesTerminal 1UAE/EK
EthiopianTerminal 1ETH/ET
EtihadTerminal 3ETD/EY
EVA AirTerminal 1EVA/BR
Flair AirlinesTerminal 3FLE/F8
Hainan AirlinesTerminal 3CHH/HU
IcelandairTerminal 3ICE/FI
KLMTerminal 3KLM/KL
Korean AirTerminal 3KAL/KE
LOT Polish AirlinesTerminal 1LOT/LO
LufthansaTerminal 1DLH/LH
Lynx AirTerminal 1DAT/Y9
NeosTerminal 3NOS/NO
Pakistan International AirlinesTerminal 3PIA/PK
Philippine AirlinesTerminal 3PAL/PR
Porter AirlinesTerminal 3POE/PD
Royal JordanianTerminal 3RJA/RJ
Sunwing AirlinesTerminal 3SWG/WG
TAP Air PortugalTerminal 1TAP/TP
Turkish AirlinesTerminal 1THY/TK
United AirlinesTerminal 1UAL/UA
WestjetTerminal 3WJA/WS

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