Whatever you do, stay away from Toronto's Pearson Airport today. Over 144,000 passengers are expected to pass through the international airport in Toronto as spring break kicks into full throttle. The Greater Toronto Airport Authority has evaluated that today is the single busiest travel day over the break.
The GTAA is recommending that travellers be well prepared to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and stress levels can be reduced. Airport officials are reminding passengers to pack properly to avoid any run-ins with security. “Large containers of liquid, aerosol or gel are allowed in checked luggage but not in carry-ons,” Christine Langlois of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority said according to CTV.
Pearson Airport was reportedly already swarmed with passengers Friday morning many of whom were Torontonians looking to spend some time in a much warmer destination. It’s common practice for Canadians to use March break to escape the cold temperatures brought on by the last weeks of winter in hopes of arriving home just in time for spring.
Pearson Airport’s busiest day ever recorded was on August 24th when more than 166,000 passengers flooded through the transportation hub. The dense traffic broke the airport’s previous record of 157,558, which had been set on August 18th, 2017.
Other notably busy days at the airport include the Christmas season during which an estimated 2.8 million travellers come through the doors annually at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.
The airport recently went the extra mile for its customers providing a team of therapy dogs from St. John’s hospital to comfort passengers who may be stressed due to their fear of flying or the other tedious parts of travelling.