Terminal 1 expansion opens at Toronto Pearson



    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
opened Pier F at Terminal 1 today. This new international pier is home to
25 gates and increases the passenger capacity of Toronto Pearson International
Airport by 7 million passengers. The airport is now in a position to handle
38 million passengers per year.
    Pier F's opening marks the end of the eight-year Airport Development
Program undertaken by the GTAA. In redeveloping the airport, the GTAA has
introduced a new runway, taxiways, utilities, roads, bridges, an on-airport
train system, upgrades to Terminal 3 and the introduction of new Terminal 1,
which opened in April of 2004.
    This milestone marks the closure of Terminal 2 and simplifies the
transfer process for passengers at Toronto Pearson.
    John Kaldeway, President and CEO, said, "By rebuilding Toronto Pearson,
we are confident that we are now in a position to meet the demands of
passengers - we are truly ahead of the curve when it comes to providing a
facility that is worthy of the communities which it serves."
    Construction on Pier F began in mid-2004 and took place as the old
Terminal 1 was demolished. A small portion of Terminal 2 was also demolished
to allow for construction of Pier F. The total budget for Pier F, associated
demolition and apron construction work was $800-million. The budget for the
entire Airport Development Program was $4.5-billion, which was completed on
time and on-budget without any government funding.

    Toronto Pearson is operated by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. In
2006, the airport handled 31 million passengers.





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