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Toronto is home to three well-established airports that can handle hundreds of outgoing flights on a daily basis. Many of these flights go direct to your preferred destination.

Lester B. Pearson Toronto International Airport

Toronto’s main airport is located about 27 miles (17 km) west of downtown in the City of Mississauga. It is Canada’s busiest airport, serving over 30 million passengers every year. Established in 1960, the airport was named after one of the country’s former Prime Ministers. 

Air Canada

Air Canada is Toronto’s largest full-service airline, handling flights within the country, to the United States, Europe and Asia. It serves millions of customers every year offering top-tier frequent flyer benefits. 

Air Canada goes direct to so many different destinations, it would be difficult to mention them all, but here is a look at some popular locations.

* Within Canada: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

* United States: New York, Boston, Los Angles, Las Vegas, Chicago and San Francisco. 

* Europe and Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Paris and Tokyo.

South America and Caribbean: Bermuda, Bogota, Bridgetown, Buenos Aires, Grand Cayman, Lima, Montego Bay, Nassau, San Tiago and  Sao Paulo

Air Canada offers direct flights under its “seasonal destinations” program. You can get details at www.aircanada.com

Air Canada Jazz is a sister airline to Air Canada. This airline operates more flights to Canadian destinations than any other carrier, and provides service to many of the smaller communities that other airlines don’t. To learn all about Air Canada Jazz simply visit www.flyjazz.com.

The popular Westjet Airline is considered a no frills, low cost way of flying out the Pearson International Airport. Management has built services around a relaxed approach to traveling. Westjet is known for its quality air travel throughout Canada. 

The Westjet Airline offers direct flights to all major cities in the country including, 10 flights to Montreal everyday and 9 to Ottawa. Toronto to Vancouver is also a popular choice for air travellers. Westjet does around 7 direct flights to Vancouver out of Pearson International Airport on a daily basis. 

The Atlantic also has non-stop flights to Charlottetown, Halifax and Moncton. If you are traveling for business or pleasure to the United States, Westjet offers several direct flights to places like California, Texas, New York, Boston and Chicago. 

The no-nonsense travel provider is also known as a vacation destination airline. Below is a list of hot locations the airline flies direct from Toronto.

* Las Vegas

* Grand Cayman

* Barbados

* Bermuda

* Montego Bay, Jamaica

* Nassau, Bahamas

* St. Lucia

* St. Martin/St Maarten

* Turks and Caicos

* Florida

You can get more information on Westjet services by logging onto www.westjet.com.

There are a few smaller airlines that fly out of Pearson. Skyservice Airlines is known for accommodating vacation packages such as Sunquest, Conquest and Signature. Air Transat is a charter carrier that serves Canada, Europe and several sunny destinations. The Cloud Air Service focuses on direct commutes to and from cottage country, as well as executive charters.

There is a long list of foreign airlines that fly out of Toronto’s Pearson International direct to specific cities around the world. American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines, Delta, and Continental are a few examples of U.S based companies that fly out of Pearson to both American destinations and international locations.

Some of the other well-known foreign airlines conducting non-stop flights out of Toronto include the following: British Airways, Air France, Japan Airlines, and Aeromexico

For a more detailed list of foreign airlines flying out of Toronto go to www.airwise.com. Most of the direct flights are to the airline’s home country. For instance, Air France flies direct out of Pearson Airport to Paris.

Toronto Island Airport (Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport)

Every year, approximately 120,000 flights take off from the Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport. Passengers can reach the airport by taking a quick ferry ride at the foot of Bathurst Street. Well over half the passengers using this airport are business travellers who like the island’s close proximity to the downtown core. 

Air Canada operates 15 non-stop flights from Toronto to Montreal every day out of the Island Airport. In the future the well-known carrier could be adding additional flights to other destinations across the country. 

Porter Airlines is the main passenger provider out of this airport. They offer direct flights within the province to places such as Sudbury, Ottawa and Windsor. 

They venture non-stop to cities in other provinces, including Halifax, Moncton and Montreal. Porter Airlines is the only airline in the city that provides non-stop service to Myrtle Beach South Carolina on a daily basis. The airline is also known for direct service to New York, Boston, Detroit and Washington.

Buttonville Airport

Located just north of the city in the municipality of Markham, Buttonville Airport is a medium-sized airstrip serving a lot of business travellers. Buttonville Airport does not have any scheduled airline flights, but they do offer executive charter services utilizing several different types of aircraft. 

These charters can take you to just about anywhere you would like. For more information on Buttonville airport visit www.torontoairways.com.

If you are planning a flight out of Toronto you have the option of being served by three airports, all with a strong history of quality air travel. Whether it is business or pleasure, the various airlines operating out of the city can get you to your destination.

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