Is building Pickering better than building a sixth runway at Pearson ?

Should Pearson build a sixth runway, or is it better for regional capacity to instead build Pickering airport?  Today Pearson airport has five runways but can only use two of them for landings at once. This is due to their close proximity to each other and Transport Canada safety standards. The GTAA ,which runs only […]

What does Heathrow style congestion at Pearson mean for Toronto’s future?

Heathrow airport in the UK has been down the capacity management path now being traveled by Pearson airport. Heathrow has acknowledged that it has been at capacity for some time. According to NATS (National Air Transportation System), the UK company responsible for air traffic, More than 11000 aircraft a month, half of all aircraft flying […]

What is Pearson Airport’s Capacity Problem?

Pearson Airport, the only jet airport inside the Toronto passenger catchment area, does 478,000 movements annually today. It is quickly approaching its stated 2008 master plan maximum aircraft movement capacity of 520,000. If it is to continue in its role as the Toronto regions economic growth engine, it needs to find a way to take […]