Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA: YYZ) has many aliases: Toronto Airport, Pearson Airport, Lester B. Pearson Airport. It serves Toronto, Ontario and the greater Toronto area, and is located in Mississauga, northwest of downtown Toronto. It is Canada's largest and busiest, handling over 30 million passengers a year. The airport is the largest hub for Air Canada, and is also a hub for Air Canada Jazz, Air Georgian, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet. It is one of 8 Canadian Airports which has the facilities to provide US border preclearance, and provides extensive long-haul international flights.
Toronto Pearson was first opened in 1939 as Malton Airport. In 1949 a second terminal was built to replace the first- a converted farmhouse. Transport Canada obtained control of Malton Airport in 1958, and it was renamed Toronto International Airport in 1960., when the newer terminal was demolished to build Terminal 1. This was followed in 1972 by Terminal 2. The airport took on Lester B. Pearson's name in 1984. He was the 14th Prime Minister of Canada and won a Nobel Peace Prize for his part in resolving the Suez Canal Crisis.
Passengers now use Terminal 1 and the new Terminal 3, and there is a LINK Train people mover operating between the two.
Here are some of the major Airlines that service Toronto Pearson International Airport:
- Aerosvit Airlines
- Air Canada
- Air Canada operated by Air Georgian
- Air Canada Jazz
- Air France
- Air India
- American Eagle
- British Airways
- Continental Connection operated by CommutAir
- Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
- Delta Connection operated by Comair
- Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines
- Sunwing Airlines
- United Express operated by GoJet Airlines
The above mentioned information is taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Airport.