Flights from Toronto Pearson International

The Toronto Pearson International Airport, also known as the Lester B. Pearson International Airport, or sometimes the Pearson Airport or Toronto Pearson, is a public airport facility owned by Transport Canada and operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. It is of international calibre – serving the major city of Toronto that is nestled in the province of Ontario in Canada. It also serves the Toronto metropolitan area, and the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration that is home to some 8 million people.

The Toronto Pearson is the largest and the busiest airport and complex in Canada. In 2014 alone, it handled some 39 million passengers and 430,000 aircraft movements, making it the 35th busiest airport by total passenger traffic, 23rd busiest airport by international passenger traffic, and 15th busiest airport by flights. Pearson is also considered as a major North American global gateway, handling more international traffic than any airport in North America behind the John F. Kennedy International Airport in the United States.

An extensive network of non-stop domestic flights is operated from the Pearson by several airlines to all major and many secondary cities across all the provinces of Canada. This makes the country pretty much navigable, especially for those who are in the more remote areas. It also operates cargo and freight services, and is listed as one of the eight Canadian airports with facilities for US border pre-clearance. As of 2015, the Pearson serves as the home for over 75 airlines that operated around 1,100 daily departures to more than 180 destinations across every inhabited continent.

Where to go

Ottawa – originally called as Bytown during its establishment in 1826, Ottawa serves as the capital of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River, in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec – a city that forms half of the Ottawa-Gatineau census metropolitan area and the National Capital Region. Initially, Ottawa was an Irish and French Christian settlement, until it became a multi-cultural city with a diverse population. The city is among the more colourful ones in Canada, and while it has become an oversight due to twin giants Vancouver and Toronto, it still is one of the country's best. When in Ottawa, never miss on the Centre Block on the Parliament Hill, the War Memorial in down town Ottawa, the National Gallery of Canada, the Rideau Canal and the Chateau Laurier, the Byward Market, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Go for a mooch too; shop 'til you drop, and eat to your heart’s desire in the modern streets of Wellington, Rideau, Sussex Drive, Elgin Street, Bank and Somerset Streets, and Preston Streets, where boutiques, museums, theatres, galleries, landmarks, gastronomy venues, and nightlife venues are concentrated.

Vancouver – located on the mainland of British Columbia and formerly known as Gastown, Vancouver is a coastal seaport city that is home to the third-largest metropolitan population in Canada. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city; one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada. Beautiful from top to bottom, the city is a favourite tourism destination and migration destination by many people around the globe due to its liveability, high quality of life, and sheer beauty. When in Vancouver, make sure to visit the Lions Gate Bridge, the Vancouver china town, the sites of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics; its theatres, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and many more.

New York (United States, 1.5 hrs.) - New York City, often called as NYC to distinguish it from the bigger state of New York, is the most populous centre in the United States and the heart of the New York metropolitan area. It serves as the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States, and is considered as one of the most populous and richest urban agglomerations in the world. A true global power city, New York breathes influence and significant impact upon various strata of the society, including, but not limited to, commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is also considered as an important centre for international diplomacy, and has been described as the cultural and commercial capital of the world. Physically, New York is the world's largest natural harbours, divided into five boroughs that should really be explored, especially when it is your first time: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island – which are consolidated into a single city in 1898.

Kingston (Jamaica, four hours) – Kingston is the capital and the largest city of Jamaica, a country in Central America. Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States, facing a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit that connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport. A historical centre, a city of interesting stories, and the heart of a nation, Kingston is surprisingly pleasant and warm. When in Kingston, visit the Hope Gardens, the Emancipation Park, and the city's historical down town.

From the Toronto Pearson, travellers may fly and go to regions as far as South-east Asia and Australia. The airport's flight roster is beefed up with flights, and with its huge facility and its long list of international carriers, travellers will surely not find a hard time looking for their next getaway.

How to get out

The Toronto Pearson International Airport is well connected to various transport modes within the city of Toronto. Fly to any of the inhabited continents and visit places that can previously be only seen in picture books, and have a great time. Use any of the following airlines: Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Etihad, Ethiopian Airlines, EgyptAir, Korean Air, KLM, and many more.

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