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Fast facts

  • We are Canada’s busiest airport.
  • In 2019, 50.5 million passengers travelled through Pearson. In 2020, passenger traffic was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 13.3 million passengers travelling through Pearson.
  • An extensive list of scheduled and charter flights provide the Toronto region with non-stop and same-plane service to more than 155 cities around the world.
  • Our business operations cover 4,600 acres, (equivalent to nearly 12,500 hockey arenas)

Economic development

  • In 2020, we handled 388,700 metric tonnes of cargo.
  • We facilitate 6.3% or $42 Billion of Ontario’s GDP.
  • We are home to 1.2 million square feet of warehouse space, an average of 0.32 tonnes per square foot.

Employment

  • Prior to the pandemic we facilitated 50,000 jobs.
  • Pearson Airport is the second-largest employment zone in Canada.

Runways

Pearson has five main runways and 30 taxiways, constructed of concrete, asphalt or a combination of the two.

  • Runway 06L-24R measures 2,956.5 x 61 metres (9,697 x 200 feet)
  • Runway 06R-24L measures 2,744 x 61 metres (9,000 x 200 feet)
  • Runway 15L-33R measures 3,369 x 61 metres (11,050 x 200 feet)
  • Runway 15R-33L measures 2,770.5 x 61 metres (9,088 x 200 feet)
  • Runway 05-23 measures 3,390 x 61 metres (11,120 x 200 feet)

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