05 августа, 2012

Toronto Pearson International Airport, YYZ, Canada

  • Торонто Пирсон - главный международный аэропорт, обслуживающий Торонто;
  • является самым большим и наиболее загруженным аэропортом Канады;
  • является главным транзитным узлом (хабом) авиакомпании Air Canada и, следовательно, крупнейшим авиаузлом глобального авиационного альянса пассажирских перевозок Star Alliance в Канаде;
  • также является хабом для таких авиакомпаний, как Air Canada Jazz, Air Georgian, Air Transat, Fedex Express, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet и чартерная компания Skyservice;
  • 76 авиакомпаний;
  • более 150 международных направлений.
Toronto Pearson International Airport (also known as Lester B. Pearson International Airport or simply Pearson Airport) (IATA: YYZ, ICAO: CYYZ) is an international airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada; its metropolitan area; and the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration that is home to 8.7 million people (about 25% of Canada's population). The airport is located 22.5 km (14.0 mi) northwest of Downtown Toronto. The airport is named in honour of the late Canadian Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lester Bowles Pearson.
Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada, being almost twice as large as Vancouver Airport (which is the second busiest). In 2011, it handled 33.4 million passengers, and 428,477 aircraft movements. It is currently the world's 23rd busiest airport by international passenger traffic and 18th busiest airport by aircraft movements. In 2006, the airport was selected as the best global airport by the UK-based Institute of Transport Management.
The airport is the largest hub for Air Canada, making it a major Star Alliance hub airport. It is also a hub for passenger airlines Air Canada Express, Air Transat, CanJet, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet, as well as cargo airline FedEx Express.
An extensive network of non-stop domestic flights is operated from Toronto Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all provinces of Canada. The airport also serves as an important global gateway in North America, with 76 airlines providing service to over 150 international destinations throughout the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa [begins July 17, 2012], the Middle East and Oceania.

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