What are the busiest days for Toronto Pearson? Avoid Fridays in August

What are the busiest days for Toronto Pearson? Avoid Fridays in August

TORONTO — Canada’s biggest airport says it will welcome more than 10 million passengers between Canada Day and Labour Day this summer, an increase of more than 30% compared to the same period five years ago.

The summer rush at Toronto Pearson is predicted to bring with it an average of 155,000 passengers per day, and more on high-volume days. Toronto Pearson and its partners including air carriers, Canadian customs and CATSA say they have taken steps to prepare for the massive influx of passengers.

Fridays are typically the busiest travel days of the summer and Toronto Pearson projects that the four Fridays in the month of August will bring the highest daily passenger volumes:

August 24: 166,900

August 17: 166,800

August 10: 166,500

August 3: 166,000

To keep things moving Toronto Pearson reps say baggage infrastructure in both terminals has been enhanced, adding additional capacity for airline baggage handlers to load and unload bags, as well as 24/7 IT support to monitor over 25 kilometers of belts, automated pushers and other machinery.

Additional CATSA Plus lines have been installed in Terminal 3, speeding the efficiency of passenger security screening. The CATSA Plus program will be rolled out to all airport checkpoints over the next two years.

Toronto Pearson is also offering additional support for passengers with cognitive special needs through the MagnusCards smartphone app. MagnusCards helps to ensure that users can navigate the airport more easily through step-by-step instructional card decks.

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