The international sector (incl. transborder) increased by approximately 550,000 passengers, reflecting 7.7 per cent growth, while the domestic sector increased by approximately 130,000 passengers, reflecting 3.6 per cent growth over the same period in 2017.
Runway movements have also continued to grow, though at a slower rate than we’ve experienced previously at Toronto Pearson. This is largely due to the trend of 'upgauging,' meaning airlines are using larger planes with more seats to accommodate demand.
Community Noise Impacts Report
As Toronto Pearson continues to grow to support our economy, the GTAA remains sensitive to the issue of aircraft noise and how it affects local communities. Since assuming responsibility for the airport in 1996, the GTAA has continued to work to balance safety and airport operations with the interests of area residents, while coordinating with the aviation community to manage and mitigate aircraft noise.
The following map shows complaints received from neighbouring communities for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. During Q1, a total of 31,762 complaints from 486 callers. Note: Totals for Q1 2018 are approximate. Final numbers will be released at the June 21 CENAC meeting.