Toronto Pearson International Airport Private Jet Charter
Paramount Business Jets provides the safest private jets at the best prices for all private aircraft charter services to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Airport Hours and Location
Toronto Pearson International Airport is open 24 hours a day. It is located 14 miles (23 kilometers) northwest of downtown Toronto at 6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Some of the most popular private aircraft in the Toronto, Ontario, area include the Citation Bravo light jet, the Hawker 800A midsize jet and the Falcon 7X ultra long range jet. Contact us for private aircraft availability.
Toronto Pearson has five runways, three of which are aligned in an east–west direction and two in a north–south direction. The two longest runways are 11,120 feet (3,389 meters) and 11,050 feet (3,368 meters).
Toronto International Airport offers high-class services to its VIP private jet flyers. Just like a movie star, you can hop off your private jet and hop into a waiting limousine parked right next to it.
Private Jet Charter to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport.
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.
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:
Skyservice FBO Lounge at CYYZ. Picture Source.
- 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:
Skycharter FBO Lounge at CYYZ. Picture Source.
- 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 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.
The best time to charter a private jet into 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.
Fly in on a private jet charter to attend VIP events in Toronto
The Toronto Film Festival
There are many reasons to rent a private jet into Toronto Pearson but nothing draws more private 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 jets that rows and rows of private 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 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
Rihanna and Drake shot their music video for the song, “Work,” at the Real Jerk, a Jamaican restaurant on Gerrard Street East in Toronto.
A tower of power
In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers compiled a list of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. to pay tribute to the greatest civil engineering achievements of the 20th century.
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.
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FBOs at Toronto Pearson International Airport, CYYZ, YYZ
METAR Weather Data
- Weather Partly cloudy
- Observed 02:25 PM
- Temperature 1 °C, 34 °F
- Preticipation 0.0 mm
- Humidity 59%
- Pressure 1019 mb
- Cloud Cover 75%
- Visibility 24%
- Wind Speed: 11mph, 17km/h
- Wind Direction: 340°, NNW
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
Can I fly with large sums of cash?Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
Which private jets come with flight attendants?In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
What is a carbon-neutral flight?Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
Can I access my luggage while in flight?On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.