Four airports serve the greater Toronto area: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).
Pearson is Canada’s largest airport and the best-known of the Toronto area airports, but all offer domestic and international commercial flights.
Travelers appreciate Billy Bishop, also known as Toronto Island Airport, because of its close proximity to downtown Toronto. Hamilton International Airport is particularly popular because of the availability of cheap flights, thanks to the presence of low-cost carrier WestJet Airlines.
Whether for business or for pleasure, the United States is a popular destination for Toronto travelers.
Many Canadians head to Florida for a short winter holiday or extended stay. Among the more popular destinations: Fort Lauderdale and Miami on Florida’s Atlantic coast, and Orlando, located in central Florida. Several airlines, including Air Canada and WestJet, fly to Florida destinations from Toronto Pearson.
New York, Chicago and Boston are also popular destinations for Ontario residents. Flights to each of these destinations are available from Toronto Pearson. For cheaper flights, check out Porter Airlines from Toronto Island Airport to New York, Boston or Chicago, or American Eagle, which flies from Waterloo to Chicago.
Toronto has long had a large and thriving Asian population, and many Asian companies have Toronto outposts. Not surprisingly, several Middle Eastern and Asian airlines fly non-stop into Toronto Pearson, including Cathay Pacific (offering flights to Hong Kong), Emirates (with flights to Dubai), Etihad Airways (with flights to Abu Dhabi), EVA Air (with flights to Taipei), Hainan Airlines (with flights to Beijing) and Philippine Airlines (with flights to Manila).