Pearson International Airport adopts new landing procedures to lower noise, emissions – Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 29, 2022 12:15 pm Decrease article font size Increase article font size Canada’s largest airport is adopting new landing procedures in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and noise caused by descending airplanes. Nav Canada, a corporation that runs the country’s civil air navigation system, says the practices … Read more

Pearson airport head earned $2 million in 2021 — making her one of the highest-paid airport CEOs in North America

In 2021, the board overseeing Toronto’s Pearson airport made its new CEO one of the highest-paid airport heads in North America, paying Deborah Flint just over $2 million, in part for meeting performance targets. The compensation, detailed in the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s annual information form, provides a window into the board’s confidence in Flint’s … Read more

Toronto’s Pearson Airport is raising fees for passengers despite nightmare service woes

As country music icon Dolly Parton once said, “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.” In a similar vein, Toronto’s Pearson International Airport recently announced (in a roundabout way) that, effectively, it costs a lot of money to suck this hard. “Effective January 1, 2023, aeronautical rates for commercial aviation, business aircraft … Read more

Passengers rate Toronto’s Pearson as one of the worst airports in North America, according to new study

If you saw the chaotic lineups, baggage pileups and viral tweets this summer, this might come as little surprise: Our airport isn’t exactly a crowd-pleaser. A customer satisfaction study released Wednesday by a US research firm ranked Toronto’s Pearson International Airport 16th out of 20 major North American airports. The study looked at six factors, … Read more

Delays at Pearson expected to ease this fall as airport ramps up staff, flight cancellations ease

If you’re flying off on vacation over the next few months, you can probably expect fewer delays at Pearson airport than travelers experienced this summer. While Toronto Pearson International Airport is still anticipating higher volumes of travelers this fall as Canadians depart for vacations stalled by the pandemic, an increase in staff coupled with fewer … Read more

Pearson airport hopes its wastewater surveillance program will catch new COVID variants

Toronto’s Pearson Airport has quietly launched a new partnership with local and federal health agencies to monitor the sewage at Canada’s largest air terminal in a bid to detect potentially deadly new variants as they enter the country. The testing program is a first-of-its-kind move for a Canadian airport, a spokesperson for the Greater Toronto … Read more

Labour shortages are the ‘root cause’ of delays at Canadian airports, transport minister says

Labor shortages are the “root cause of airport congestion,” the federal transport minister said Friday, while defending the use of the ArriveCAN app for arriving international passengers by arguing it has reduced delays. “There is an imbalance between the appetite of people who want to travel and the ability to service those who want to … Read more

Are airlines misclassifying delays to avoid compensating passengers?

It was as if the couple had booked separate flights. When Air Canada denied Henry Miller’s compensation claim in June — a request he submitted to the airline after his flight to Calgary was abruptly canceled earlier that month — the company told him lousy weather was to blame for the plane’s inability to leave … Read more

Transport minister called to testify as pressure mounts on Liberals

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has been summoned to appear in front of the House of Commons committee on transport, infrastructure and communities as the federal government faces increased scrutiny for its response to the flight delays and cancellations plaguing Canada’s largest airports. Members of the committee unanimously approved a motion Monday calling on the minister … Read more

7 Ways Pearson Airport Is Trying To Make Things Less Chaotic For Travellers

Toronto Pearson Airport was once known as a pretty great place to travel to and from, but now has a bad rep for being the worst airport in the world. With that comes a lot of room for improvement. On Friday, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Deborah … Read more