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Air Transportation

Served by two airports, Toronto is less than 90 minutes by air from two-thirds of the North American population, and less than eight hours to reach all points in Europe.

Toronto's Pearson International Airport is Canada's largest airport, serving over 38 million passengers annually. Pearson provides direct service to 48 U.S. markets daily and to nearly 100 international cities. In addition, in 2013, over 50% of total air cargo in Canada was handled by Pearson, with Toronto Pearson now having the capability to process over one million metric tonnes annually.

Over 66 international airlines provide scheduled service to Toronto Pearson, with a number of additional airlines providing charter services on a seasonal basis.

See the Toronto Pearson International Airport website for airlines and destinations served.

A preclearance agreement with the United States means that travelers can be cleared for entry into the U.S. before departing from Toronto Pearson, making cross border travel quicker and easier.

For more information on business activities related directly to the movement of goods and services see:

  • Air Services
  • Cargo Services
  • Consulting Services

The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, known locally as the Island Airport, has become a favourite air link for Torontonians traveling for business. Located on the doorstep of the city's business and financial centre, the airport provides easy access for business travelers in and out of the downtown core.

To review schedules or book flights out of the Island Airport, visit

Ontario has over 60 airports receiving scheduled flights. In 2013 these airports served over 30% (21,984,568) of total national passenger traffic. (Air Carrier Traffic at Canadian Airports, 2013)