It’s the busiest day of the year at Canada’s largest airport.
On Friday, August 24, Toronto Pearson Airport is expected to welcome 166,900 passengers through its terminals, breaking the airport’s previous average of 155,000 passengers per day.
This new record represents a continuation of what has already proven to be a busy first half at Toronto Pearson, which saw a passenger traffic increase of 6% over the same period in 2017.
From the end of the school year through to Labour Day weekend, Toronto Pearson expects to welcome close to 10.4 million passengers.
“Throughout the year, we work in collaboration with our airline and agency partners to ensure that Toronto Pearson is ready to receive travellers from across Canada and around the world,” said Scott Collier, Vice President, Customer and Terminal Services, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
“We encourage our passengers to plan ahead and think of the airport as the start of their vacation. More than 200 unique shops, and restaurants to suit all tastes are open; we have great live music in our terminals, and our Toronto Pearson team is working hard to provide a safe start to your summer travels.”
Friday, August 24 is projected to be the busiest day of the year at Toronto Pearson, so you know it's going to be a full house!
— Toronto Pearson (@TorontoPearson) August 14, 2018
For those with travel plans on the 24th, follow these travel tips for a speedy experience:
- Check-in for your flight before leaving home
- Don’t waste time circling the parking lot; reserve online for the best prices and a guaranteed spot in the garage
- If you are picking up someone at the airport, park for free at one of our Cell Phone Lots, a convenient short-term parking area available to you while you wait for your passenger to arrive
- Prepare for security screening by having your documents in hand and preparing your carry-on items to be inspected
- If travelling internationally through Terminal 3, download CBSA’s eDeclaration app. The app allows you to create a scannable customs declaration, cutting your time at a kiosk by up to 50%
- Always pack essential items like valuables and medications in your carry-on luggage