Media Advisory - Nearly 1.9 million passengers expected to travel through Toronto Pearson during busy winter holidays

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Nearly 1.9 million passengers are expected to travel through Canada's largest airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, during the peak holiday travel period between December 20, 2016 and January 3, 2017.

Come see some of the action on December 20, 2016, the busiest day leading into the holiday season; when 124,000 people are expected to travel through Toronto Pearson.

Interview the experts:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport spokesperson – Available for interviews on airport operations, tips for travel, winter operations, passenger experience activations
  • Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) spokesperson – Available for interviews on tips to breeze through security and the most unique items intercepted at Toronto Pearson's security checkpoints.
  • Plus a guest appearance from PAW Patrol


Tuesday, December 20, 2016


6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

*Operationally dependent*


Terminal 1, Departures Level, Aisle 3


Monday, December 19 at 1 p.m.


Please Note:
Special requests are welcome and will be assessed on a one-to-one basis. To schedule an interview, please call 416-776-3709.

About Toronto Pearson:
Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson is focused on becoming the best airport in the world; enhancing the passenger experience, safety, security, supports the success of our airline partners. With more than 41 million passengers in 2015, Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport and second busiest North American international airport.

The area around Toronto Pearson is the second-largest employment zone in Canada; it facilitates more than six per cent of Ontario's GDP and directly employs 49,000 people. Toronto Pearson believes being a good neighbour means balancing operations by engaging with communities that surround the airport. It strives to have a positive impact by investing in social good and community-building initiatives through its community investment program, The Propeller Project.

For more information please visit Toronto Pearson on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

SOURCE Toronto Pearson

For further information: GTAA Media Office: Call: 416-776-3709, Email:; CATSA Media Relations: Call: 613-998-4527, Email:

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