Pearson will welcome the most number of passengers on these 4 days

Pearson will welcome the most number of passengers on these 4 days

TORONTO — Canada 150 celebrations is boosting tourism across the country, with airports welcoming tourists in droves. Canada’s largest airport – Toronto Pearson International – is certainly no exception, with a projected 9.8 million passengers arriving between Canada Day and Labour Day.

According to the airport, it plans to welcome an average 150,000 passengers per day in July and August. With Fridays and Mondays typically the busiest travel days this summer, Toronto Pearson projects that it will see its highest daily passenger volume on the four Fridays in the month of August:

  • August 18: 157,558
  • August 4: 157,502
  • August 25: 157,494
  • August 11: 157,496

“As Canadians prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of our nation, demand for air travel through Canada’s largest city continues to grow,” said Hillary Marshall, Vice President of Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “With daily traffic averaging more than 150,000 passengers, the airlines and agencies that support this passenger growth at Toronto Pearson continue to work together to prepare for the busiest summer in the airport’s history. While this collaboration is important, we continue to recognize the need for additional government support of these critical functions to ensure a world-class standard of service for our passengers.”

Passengers arriving this summer will enjoy a true taste of Canadian culture with YYZ Live, Toronto Pearson’s signature entertainment program, which debuted on June 26. Produced in partnership with the City of Toronto, YYZ Live features a summer full of musical entertainment, with 150 performances from a curated list of local artists. Performances are held twice daily, at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.