Toronto — 2012-12-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — One of the busiest travel weeks of the year has begun at Toronto Pearson. The airport is expecting to welcome approximately 105,000 guests on Friday which will be the busiest day of this year’s holiday travel season. More than two million passengers will travel through the airport during the three weeks surrounding Christmas.

There are many things happening at the airport to help guests enjoy their experience at Toronto Pearson.  These include:

  • Tweet-a-Carol – The public can tweet in a Christmas carol request to @torontopearson if they have family or friends travelling until December 24.
  • Airport Ambassadors – GTAA employees will be acting as ambassadors on Thursday and Friday to greet passengers with a smile, answer any questions and help them find their way through the terminal buildings.
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus – As families wait for their flights, they can listen to Mrs. Claus read them some traditional Holiday stories.  Santa will be wandering through the terminals spreading Christmas cheer.
  • Colouring Walls – huge colouring walls with holiday themed line drawings and buckets of crayons will allow thousands of kids to have fun and stay busy.
  • Gift Wrapping Stations – five locations in Terminals 1 and 3 are set up where passengers can get their airport purchases wrapped for free.  Pre-purchased gifts can also be wrapped for a donation to charity.
  • Parking Discount – Guests entering the parking garages at Terminal 1 and 3 until December 26 will receive a 25% discount on parking fees.  Coupon available at torontopearson.com must be presented for discount to be applied.
  • New Food and Beverage and Retail offerings – Swiss Chalet in Terminal 1, HBC store in Terminal 1, iStore in Terminal 3, DavidsTea and Body Shop in Terminal 1.

Passengers are reminded to be aware of restrictions on liquids, gels and aerosols when packing their carry-on luggage.  These items must be packed in 100 ml containers and fit into one clear and resealable plastic bag.  A single 1L bag is permitted per passenger.  Passengers travelling with gifts in their carry on luggage are also reminded to leave gifts unwrapped as packages will be subject to inspection at security check points.

The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada and one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic.  In 2011, Toronto Pearson handled 33.4 million passengers.  The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport’s status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our travellers and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy.


Contact: GTAA Media Office  (416) 776-3709