TORONTO, March 8 /CNW/ - March Break will once again mean an increase in
passengers at Toronto Pearson International Airport. While not the busiest
time of the year, the increase in traffic during March Break means that
passengers should be aware of airport services, airline regulations and
packing restrictions to make their journey as smooth as possible.
The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) notes that Friday the 9th
and Saturday the 10th are expected to be the busiest days leading into March
Break with a total of 93,000 passengers expected each day, which is an
increase of 10% over a typical day.
Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th are expected to be the busy days at
the end of March Break with 93,000 passengers expected each day, an increase
of 10% over a typical day.
Passengers should contact their airline to confirm their flight status
before travelling to the airport. Passengers should also check with their
airline for information on baggage allowances and suggested check-in times.
Passengers are also reminded to check with the Canadian Air Transport
Security Authority (CATSA) at www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca for information on
permitted and non-permitted items in carry-on and checked baggage. In general
any liquids, gels or aerosols in carry-on baggage must be less than 100 mls
and must fit in one clear, resealable plastic bag. These items must be
presented at security screening.
Please note that passengers travelling to the United States must have a
valid passport or NEXUS card.
At Toronto Pearson, the following services are available to passengers:
Valet Parking - available on the departures level of Terminal 1.
Cell Phone Parking Lot - This short-term parking area provides motorists
with a safe area to wait for passengers. The Cell Phone Lot is on Network
Drive, just off of the 409. Signs are posted at both terminals and on
highway 409. Maximum wait time is 60 minutes, and vehicles must be
attended and turned off at all times.
GTAA Reduced Rate Parking Area - located at 6135 Airport Road (across
from Terminal 3), parking is available for only $65 per week.
Airport LINK - free train service between the Reduced Rate Parking Area,
Terminal 3 and Terminal 1, 24 hours per day. The longest trip on the LINK
takes just over three minutes.
Made to Fly - airport restaurants and cafes encourage you to grab a bite
for your flight, as many airlines will not offer meal service. All
purchases made in the secure areas of the airport can be brought onboard
Shopping - with the addition of Pier F at Terminal 1 there are now more
than 40 shops and over 50 restaurants and bars available across the
airport. Toronto Pearson is home to the largest Duty Free store in the
Airport Customer Assistance Program (ACAP) - The GTAA provides free
wheelchairs and electric vehicles for passengers requiring mobility
assistance as they travel throughout the airport. This coordinated
service helps people get from their vehicle to their aircraft. For more
information call (416) 776-ACAP.
General airport information - information regarding Toronto Pearson is
available at www.gtaa.com.
The GTAA is the non-share, not-for-profit authority that operates Toronto
Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the
airport. In 2006, 31 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson,
which was voted the Best Global Airport by the Institute of Transport
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For further information: Scott Armstrong, Manager, Media Relations,