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Getting Toronto by Air




Emirates Airlines As a major economical center, Toronto is a city with huge air traffic. Thousands of people pass daily through the various airports of Toronto, mainly by Pearson International Airport, the largest in the region and sited to less than 2 hours from New York and Chicago; 7 hrs from London, Paris and Frankfurt; 13 hrs from Osaka and 16 hrs from Hong Kong.

Toronto is served by 8 airports including to Pearson. All of them are operated by Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) which is regulated by Transport Canada's National Airports System.

American people and other visitors sometimes prefer to go first Buffalo NY and then cross the frontier by car, for the reason that itís habitually cheaper.

Toronto International Airport


Also called Toronto Pearson International Airport, it is the busiest Canadian airport located 30 km (19 mi) to the west of Torontoís downtown at Mississauga (30 minutes by car). The airport handles over 30 million passengers from the entire world and 500,000 tones of cargo annually. It is also the main hub of flag carrier Air Canada and others Canadian airlines including WestJet, Air Transat, Air Canada Jazz, Sunwing Airlines and Skyservice.

Pearson Airport has 3 terminals (today just 2 are operative) well-provided with duty-free shops, food courts, emergency centers, baggage storage facilities, lost and found offices, ATMs, currency-exchange stands, info desks and even inter-terminal transportation.

General Information
Name : Lester B Pearson International Airport
Code : (C)YYZ
Airport Phone : +1 416 776 3000 / 776 5100 / 247 7678
Address : 3111 Convair Drive Mississauga ON L5P 1B2
Regulated by : Greater Toronto Airports Authority - GTAA
Time Zone : GMT -5 (GMT -4 in Summer)
Website : www.gtaa.com

Catalogued recently among the 20 busiest airport for its 430 000 flights, Toronto Pearson has also been recognized by a British Institute of Transport Management as one of the best airport for the quality of its services.

There are various buses and taxis running regularly from and to the Pearson Airport. There are also available numerous car rental services.

Other Airports


Airport Description
Toronto City Centre Airport Add: 60 Harbour Street Toronto (Downtown) ON M5J 1B7. Tel: +1 416 203 6942. Desc: The 2nd most important airport of the city. Mainly regional airways, helicopter companies and private flights.
JCM Hamilton International Airport Add: 9300 Airport Road Mount Hope ON L0R 1W0. Tel: +1 905 679 1999. Desc: Charters and some discount (cheaper) flights in comparison with Pearson.
Toronto Buttonville Airport Add: 2833 - 16th Ave Markham ON L3R 0P8. Tel: +1 905 477 8100. Desc: Only for general aviation purposes.
Others Toronto Downsview Airport, Toronto Markham Airport, Brampton Airport, Oshawa Airport and Burlington Airpark.



Airlines


Toronto Pearson handles around 75 airlines including direct flights and code-sharing with other air carries. Some of the most representative are:

Important Airlines
Airline Telephone
Air Canada +1 888 247 2262
Air Transat +1 877 872 6728
WestJet +1 800 538 5696
Sunwing Airlines +1 877 978 6946
Skyservice +1 800 701 9448
CanJet Airlines +1 800 809 7777
All Nippon Airways +1 800 235 9262
Japan Airlines +1 800 525 3663
Korean Air +1 800 438 5000
Airline Telephone
American Airlines +1 800 433 7300
United Airlines +1 800 241 6522
US Airways +1 800 428 4322
Continental Airlines +1 800 525 0280
Air France +1 800 667 2747
British Airways +1 800 247 9297
Lufthansa +1 800 563 5954
Alitalia +1 800 361 8336
Emirates +1 800 777 3999



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