March 31, 2011
TORONTO — The Air Cargo Excellence Survey for 2011 has been unveiled by Air Cargo World, and Toronto Pearson has been ranked 4th for North American airports handling between 400,000 to 999,999 tonnes of cargo per year. The rankings are based on Performance, Value,Facilities and Operations, and are ranked by the airlines directly.
Perry Cloete, Manager, Air Service Business Development was very proud of Toronto Pearson’s ranking. “We have been working closely with the airlines and freight forwarding community to encourage air cargo growth through Toronto,” said Mr. Cloete. “It is very encouraging to receive this feedback and to see that our ranking is higher than some of our North American competition. We are seeing the benefits of reducing our cargo landing fees as we continue to work at growing our business.”
Toronto Pearson handled 482,518 metric tonnes of cargo in 2010, making it Canada’s busiest cargo airport, without exception. Toronto Pearson received its highest ranking in the Facilities category, which reinforces the importance of the sound infrastructure investments that have been made by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
The full results of the survey can be found online at www.aircargoworld.com.
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada and one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2010, Toronto Pearson handled 31.9 million passengers. The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport’s status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our travellers and ensuring the long‐term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.
Contact: GTAA Media Office (416) 776‐3709