L. B. Pearson Int'l Airport (CYYZ) - Jet Charter Services
Toronto Pearson International Airport, which is located 14 miles northwest of downtown Toronto, is the largest and busiest airport in Canada. The airport is named after Lester B. Pearson, who was the Prime Minister of Canada from 1963-1968 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for his efforts to solve the Suez Crisis. Toronto Pearson International handles almost 50 million passengers a year.
Toronto Pearson International Airport is a United States border preclearance port, allowing passengers to be cleared before departure and arrive in the United States as domestic travelers.
What is the airport code for Toronto Pearson International Airport?
The ICAO code for Toronto Pearson is CYYZ and its IATA code is YYZ.
Airport Information for L. B. Pearson Int'l Airport (CYYZ, YYZ)
|LOCATION||Toronto, ON, Canada|
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FBOs at Toronto Pearson
Skyservice is a fixed base operator that operates out of an 8,600 square foot private VIP Terminal in the infield area of Toronto Pearson. Most privately owned and chartered business jets arriving and departing Pearson use the VIP Terminal.
Skyservice, which gets high ratings for its service, also operates fixed base operations at Canadian airports in Calgary, Montreal and Ottawa.
Services available 24 hours a day, every day, include:
- 160,000 square feet of hangar space
- Aircraft detailing
- Airside vehicle access
- Client service representatives 24/7
- Conference rooms
- Courtesy transportation
- Direct handling of baggage
- Flight planning center
- Handling and maintenance services for any type of aircraft 24/7
- On-site car parking
- On-site car rental
- On-site vehicle rental
- Pilot lounge
- Private customs and immigration facilities
- Private lounge
- Shuttle transfers
- Snooze rooms
- State of the art gym
- VIP ground transportation
- Weather forecasting
Skycharter touts itself as offering the greatest privacy and security available at Toronto Pearson International.
Skycharter has completely restricted access, even to its lounges. Its facility is surrounded by a monitored security fence and locked gate designed to insure the privacy of its VIP guests.
The “boutique FBO,” located at the north end of the airport, has been privately owned and operated for 50 years. The company says “elegant surroundings and professional experience add up to peace of mind for our customers.” Services include:
- 80,000 square feet of heated hangar space
- Computerized flight planning
- Courtesy shuttle
- Crew lounge
- Crew services and amenities
- De-icing services
- Large ramp
- Laundry service
- Line maintenance for a wide range of aircraft
- Lounge with secure access
- On-site boutique (ShopAGO at Skycharter)
- On-site customs
- Snooze room
- Valet service
- Vehicle to plane access on ramp
- Weather services
Ride the rails
Most visitors to Toronto who come by way of chartering a private business jet into Toronto International likely have made plans for their ground transportation once they get there. However, if that isn’t the case, it’s worth taking a look at the Union Pearson Express airport rail link that takes riders the 14 miles from Toronto Pearson Airport to Union Station in downtown Toronto in 25 minutes – even with stops at Weston Station and Bloor Station.
Trains, which operate seven days a week between 5:27 a.m. and 12:57 a.m., leave the airport every 15 minutes from the rail station in Terminal 1.
The Union Pearson Express, called the UP Express, opened in 2015 with the goal of carrying more than two million passengers a year, which would get about a million cars off the road between the airport and downtown.
When to visit Toronto
Winters are bitterly cold in Toronto, a city of 6 million people on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. High temperatures rarely get out of the 30s from December through February in Toronto, the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario.
And, you are likely to encounter ice storms until about May. But, after that, the city comes alive. A charming mixture of modern high rises and abundant green space, Toronto is a great place to visit in the spring, when average high temperatures are in the 60s and 70s. August is as humid as the winter is cold but the fall, when average highs are in the high 40s and 50s, is also a great time to explore one of the most diverse cities in the world. People of more than 230 nationalities – half of which were not born in Canada – call Toronto home. And, the interesting thing is, there is really no dominant nationality, making for a truly diverse population. Some 17 percent of the population of the entire country lives in Toronto.
VIP events in Toronto
The Toronto Film Festival
There are many reasons to rent a private business jet into Toronto Pearson but nothing draws more private business jets to the largest city in Canada than the Toronto International Film Festival, which is held in September.
There are so many stars coming into Toronto on private business jets that rows and rows of private business jets line the airport parking areas like cars at a shopping mall at Christmas time. And, since just about everyone turns into a star-stalker during the event, the fixed base operators have quite a job to do keeping the stars’ arrivals as discrete as possible.
Some movie stars love the crowd adulation but most want to come and go in private, exhausted from the red carpets, screenings and VIP parties. Lauren Bacall is reputed as being one of the most famous stars who loved being mobbed by fans. She would never refuse to stop and pose for pictures or sign autographs.
The Toronto Star, reported that the FBOs have a challenge as big as smuggling an elephant into a room. But, while the challenge is formidable, it’s not impossible.
Celebrities deplane their private jet and hop into a ready and waiting limousine. Once at the hotel, they are often brought in through a secret entrance or even whisked through the kitchen.
Skyservice said the Toronto Film Festival is by far its busiest time of the year. Its private terminal includes a luxury lounge with a wall of windows overlooking the runway, a 24-hour concierge and meals for anyone who wants something to eat.
If even the private lounge is too public for one of the stars, a representative from the Canada Border Services Agency will board the private business jet to process passengers before even leaving the aircraft. Then they can deplane, hop in their private car, which has already been loaded with their baggage, and take off.
Sports, sports and more sports
Toronto is home to many professional sports teams that draw fans from around the world. Rent a private jet to YYZ to see the:
- Toronto Argonauts, a professional Canadian football team that competes in the East Division of the Canadian Football League. The team plays at BMO Field.
- Toronto Blue Jays, a Major League baseball team that competes in the American League East division. The team plays at Rogers Centre, originally called the SkyDome.
- Toronto FC, a Major League Soccer team, the Toronto Football Club competes in the Eastern Conference. The team plays at BMO Field.
- Toronto Maple Leafs, a National Hockey League team that competes in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays at Scotiabank Arena.
- Toronto Raptors, a member of the National Basketball Association, the Raptors compete in the league’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. The team also plays at Scotiabank Arena.
A couple things that are just plain interesting:
Giving yourself away
It is said that Torontonians can spot tourists by the way in which they pronounce the city’s name. Out-of-towners say it the way it’s spelled, “Tor-ON-to.” Locals, however, tend to ignore the second T, saying “Toronno,” or, shortening it even further to “Trawna.”
It’s Jamaican you like it
A tower of power
The 1,500-foot CN Tower, built in 1976, made the list. It was the world’s tallest free-standing until the Shanghai World Financial Center was built in 2008. However, the CN Tower remains the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. More than two million people visit the CN Tower every year.
FBOs and Handlers at L. B. Pearson Int'l Airport, CYYZ, YYZ
|Tal Air||2450 DERRY RD EAST #1||(905) 673-8100|
|Avitat- Skyservice Fbo Inc.||6120 MIDFIELD RD||(905) 677-3300|
|Landmark Aviation||2450 DERRY RD EAST||(905) 677-5777|
|Skycharter Limited||2450 DERRY RD EAST||(905) 677-6901|
|Maxwell Aerospace||2450 DERRY RD EAST #9||(905) 678-7834|
|Globeground||5915 AIRPORT RD||(905) 694-1722|
|Avitat- Skyservice Fbo Inc||6120 Midfield Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5P 1B1
|Signature Flight Support||2450 DERRY RD EAST
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5S1B2
|Signature Flight Support||2450 Derry Road E
Toronto , Ontario L5S 1B2
|1 905 677 5777|
|Signature Flight Support||2450 Derry Road E
Toronto , Ontario L5S 1B2
|905 677 5777|
METAR Weather Data at L. B. Pearson Int'l Airport, CYYZ, YYZ
|OBSERVED||Wed Jan 16, 15:23 UTC|
|NOW||Wed Jan 16, 16:02 UTC|
|AGE||39 min ago|
|WIND||WNW at 25 mph, gusting to 38 mph|
|WIND CHILL||13°F (-11°C)|
|BAROMETER||1016 hPa (30.01 in Hg)|
|METAR||CYYZ 161523Z 30022G33KT 15SM SCT025 BKN055 BKN070 M02/M07 A3001 RMK CU3SC3AC1 PRESRR SLP173|