Toronto Pearson Airport to welcome 150,000 passengers in July and August
Canada’s Toronto Pearson International Airport is set to handle nearly ten million passengers this summer, with an average of 150,000 passengers expected to pass through its gates in July and August.
The airport is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
Fridays and Mondays are expected to be the busiest travel days this summer.
As estimated, the airport will handle its highest daily passenger traffic on the four Fridays in August.
Greater Toronto Airports Authority Communications and Stakeholder Relations vice-president Hillary Marshall said: “As Canadians prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of our nation, demand for air travel through Canada’s largest city continues to grow.
“With daily traffic averaging more than 150,000 passengers, the airlines and agencies that support this passenger growth at Toronto Pearson continue to work together to prepare for the busiest summer in the airport’s history.
“While this collaboration is important, we continue to recognise the need for additional government support of these critical functions to ensure a world-class standard of service for our passengers.”
As part of its plans to invest in new services, Toronto Pearson will continue to modernise its automated passenger processes with 65 additional border crossing kiosks.
The airport will also add 16 new automated baggage drops and the first security screening checkpoint is slated to be upgraded with CATSA Plus technology.
CATSA Plus is a series of upgrades that speed up passenger screening processes through security checkpoints.
Currently available at Terminal 1 and US departures at Toronto Pearson, the technology will be rolled out to all airport checkpoints over the next three years.