Only 2 Weeks into 2008 and GTAA Welcomes 1 Millionth Passenger



    TORONTO, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Only two weeks into 2008 and the Greater Toronto
Airports Authority (GTAA) welcomed Toronto Pearson's one millionth passenger.
    Dr. Weiping Huang arrived on Air Canada flight 032 from Beijing at 2:45
this afternoon in Terminal 1. "We are very excited to mark the occasion of
one million passengers so early in the year," said Howard Bohan, Vice
President, Operations and Customer Experience. "This shows just how busy
Toronto Pearson is, the importance of the Airport to keep this Region's
economy moving, and reinforces the tremendous value of having new and
efficient facilities to deal with this incredible demand."
    A great deal of credit and thanks must be extended to employees of the
GTAA, airlines, and various government agencies that work hard to ensure the
airport is run smoothly.
    As the one millionth passenger of the year, Dr. Huang was given one free
year of valet parking service at the Airport as well as 10 complimentary
parking day passes.
    Dr. Huang was very pleased to be Toronto Pearson's 1 millionth passenger
this year. "I travel all over the world and I always enjoy coming back through
Pearson. The new facilities here are wonderful and it's a very enjoyable
experience," commented Dr. Huang on arrival at Terminal 1 this afternoon.
    The GTAA is the non-share company 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. Preliminary passenger
numbers for 2007 will be available very shortly. From Toronto, passengers can
reach 76 same-plane international destinations, 28 non-stop Canadian
destinations and 49 non-stop destinations in the United States.





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