What You Should know About Canadian Airports
regulations put in place by Transport Canada on December 26 remain in
place at Canadian airports until further notice. These regulations are
in response to the alleged terrorist incident on Northwest Flight 253
from Amsterdam to Detroit.
travelling to the United States are reminded that they are not
permitted to bring carry-on luggage into the cabin of the aircraft,
with some exceptions.
Some of the exceptions are:
• Small purses
• Items for the care of small children
• Laptop computers
travelling to the United States are still encouraged to arrive at the
airport at least 3 hours prior to their departure time.
Canada recently announced that further steps will be taken in the
process of reinforcing security in place at Canadian airports. Full
body scanners will be placed in some airports over the next few months
which will assist in streamlining the more stringent security measures
that have been put in place recently.
- The Ottawa Airport plays an essential role in the
economic growth of
the National Capital Region, servicing the needs of millions of
travellers each year.
International Airport Toronto - The
GTAA assumed management, operation, and maintenance of Toronto Pearson
International Airport from Transport Canada on December 2, 1996.
never too early to make a great first impression. International
visitors arriving at Toronto Pearson are getting a warm welcome and a
sneak peak at Ontario’s great tourism experiences almost as soon as
they step foot on Canadian soil.
With the launch of the
Welcome to Canada initiative at Canada’s busiest airport, more than
26,000 international passengers a day will enjoy images of Ontario’s
travel gems as well as inspirational Olympic messaging to support
awareness of the 2010 Games.
The Welcome to Canada program is
a partnership between the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), the Canada
Border Services Agency (CBSA) and provincial marketing organizations.
The Toronto Pearson activation was completed in partnership with the
Ontario government and the GTAA.
“The GTAA is pleased that the
Welcome to Canada program is in place at Toronto Pearson and will serve
as a greeting to the more than nine million international passengers
that travel through the airport each year,” said Lloyd McCoomb,
President and CEO of the GTAA. “It’s exciting that passengers arriving
in Toronto will be welcomed by these images that will inspire them to
discover our great province and all that it has to offer.”
this year, the program was officially launched at Ottawa
MacDonald-Cartier International Airport and will soon find its way into
other major Canadian airports and BC’s busiest land border
- Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is
responsible for the management,
operation, and development of Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau
International Airport (formerly Montréal–Dorval International
and Montréal–Mirabel International Airport under the terms of a
lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs a
total of some 600 persons at both airports and at head office.
International Airport - Edmonton International
Airport (EIA) is conveniently
situated adjacent to the major highway linking Edmonton and Calgary;
near the Yellowhead TransCanada Highway which connects Winnipeg,
Edmonton, and Vancouver; and near Via Rail's Transcontinental
"Canadian" route. Edmonton International Airport is Canada's most
international airport. Edmonton International Airport is the fifth
busiest airport in Canada
in terms of passengers. In 2006, 5.2 million passengers used the
International Airport - The Calgary Airport
Authority is a not-for-profit, non-share capital
corporation, incorporated under the Province of Alberta’s Regional
Airports Authorities Act. Since 1992, it has been responsible for the
operation, management and development of Calgary International Airport,
and subsequently Springbank Airport, under long-term lease from the
Government of Canada.
International Airport - YVR is Canada's second
busiest airport, with some 16.9 million
passengers (including same plane transit), approximately 222,900 tonnes
of cargo and 270,000 take-offs and landings in 2006.
Airport - Located in
the Municipal District of Rocky View west of the City of
Calgary, it is the closest certified aerodrome to Banff National Park.
Springbank provides a wide range of commercial and private aircraft
Airport - The New
Airport (YQG) is the Windsor-Detroit Hassle-Free Alternative airport,
located in Canada's largest catchment market of over 5 million people
within 65 km (40 miles). Windsor Airport recently extended its' main
runway to 9000 feet, which provides significant opportunities for
airlines to capitalize on a large catchment market from the convenience
of this uncongested airport. Currently the airport offers daily
scheduled passenger service by Air Canada Jazz to Toronto's Lester B.
Pearson with connections to virtually anywhere, as well Westjet offers
3 flights per week direct to Calgary with connections to anywhere in
Western Canada. The Windsor Airport also supports SkyService charters
that operate in the winter months to several sunshine destinations.
Airport - Make Hamilton International your first choice for
flying. Choose from
major air carriers and tour operators, offering frequent flights to
Canadian, American and Caribbean destinations. Save money with
competitive low-cost air fares and cheaper parking. And save stress
with fast lines, short walks, quicker take-offs and a fun, friendly