International Airport Review - Deborah Flint

In the latest instalment of International Airport Review’s exclusive series, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Deborah Flint, writes of the multifaceted changes that Toronto Pearson Airport has made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and explains how many of these will remain crucial to the industry’s recovery, even in the post-COVID-19 world.

Overall, we saw a 74 per cent decrease in passenger numbers compared to 2019, with an average drop in flights from approximately 1,300 to 350 per day.

This meant that 2020 was a year of difficult choices. After a decade of considerable average annual growth at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), and an intention to start investing in capital projects to support that growth, we had to postpone investments in terminal infrastructure, in transit, in processing enhancements and more. 

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