Greater Toronto Airports Authority

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Greater Toronto Airports Authority
TypeNon-profit organization
IndustryAir Transport
FoundedDecember 2, 1996[1]
HeadquartersToronto Pearson International Airport
Mississauga, Ontario
Key people
Deborah Flint, CEO and President
ProductsAirport operations and services
Revenue$1.1 billion CAD[2]
Number of employees

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA; French: Autorité aéroportuaire du Grand Toronto) operates Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport facility with a traffic of 49.5 million passengers in 2018.[3] The authority's headquarters are on the airport grounds.[4]

The GTAA was formed in 1996 by the Government of Canada, which was divesting its direct control of airports across the country to similar operating agencies. Previously, Pearson was operated directly by a ministry of the Government of Canada. Its mission is to operate the airport in a self-sufficient fashion. It receives its revenues from landing fees on airlines, departure fees on passengers, parking revenues and facility rentals. The revenues are used for operating and capital expenses. The GTAA completed a CA$4.4 billion redevelopment of Toronto Pearson from 1998 to 2008 to enable the airport to handle increases in traffic into the future.[5]

The GTAA, despite its name, only operates the single airport, Toronto Pearson. A second international airport (Pickering Airport) was proposed for the north-east of Toronto but has not been built. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Toronto's only other international airport with regularly scheduled flights, is operated by the separate federally-regulated agency PortsToronto.

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  1. ^ "Airport Development Program". Greater Toronto Airports Authority. 2007. Archived from the original on May 18, 2007.
  2. ^ "GTAA Reports 2006 Results". Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Archived from the original on May 10, 2007.
  3. ^ "Toronto Pearson (Enplaned + Deplaned ) Passenger 2014-2018" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-28.
  4. ^ "Contact Us Archived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine." Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Retrieved on March 2, 2010. "Mail: Corporate Affairs and Communications Greater Toronto Airports Authority Toronto Pearson International Airport P.O. Box 6031, 3111 Convair Drive Toronto AMF, Ontario, Canada L5P 1B2 "
  5. ^ Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ/CYYZ), Canada