Terminals & Airlines
Pearson International Airport currently has two operating terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Pearson Airport is one of eight Canadian airports that has United States border preclearance facilities. U.S. Border Preclearance is located in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.
Terminal 1 is designed to handle domestic, international and transborder flights in one facility. The Terminal features three piers: Piers D and E with 38 gates and Pier F with 23 gates. Pier F serves transborder and international flights, replacing Terminal 2 and the Infield Terminal (IFT). A Pier G is slated to be built in the future if demand warrants.
All Star Alliance airlines serving Toronto operate out of Terminal 1; however, the terminal is also used by airlines that are not members of Star Alliance. Terminal 1 has 58 gates: 101, 103, 105, 107–112, 120, 122, 124, 126, 128, 131–145, 151, 153, 155, 157, 160–163, 164A–164B, 165, 166A–166B, 167–181, 191 and 193. Two gates are able to handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. Currently Emirates is the only operator of this type into Toronto Pearson.
Along with the standard customs facilities, the terminal also contains a few customs "B" checkpoints along the international arrivals walkway. Passengers connecting from an international or trans-border arrival to another international (non-U.S.) departure in Terminal 1 go to one of these checkpoints for passport control and immigration checks and are then directed to Pier F. This alleviates the need to re-check bags and go through security and relieves congestion in the primary customs hall.
Terminal 1 Airlines:
Air Canada, Air Canada Express operated by Jazz Air, Arkefly, Austrian Airlines, Continental Connection, Continental Express, Copa Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Jet Airways, LOT Polish Airlines , Lufthansa, Sunwing Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, United Express, US Airways Express1
Terminal 3, which opened February 21, 1991, was built to offset traffic from the old Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 3 was initially advertised as "Trillium Terminal 3" and "The Trillium Terminal". It was built as a private venture and was a state of the art terminal containing, among other things, a U.S. customs pre-clearance facility. A parking garage and hotel is located across from the terminal and is connected to it by an elevated pedestrian walkway.
Most Skyteam and Oneworld airlines serving Pearson operate out of Terminal 3, along with most airlines that are not affiliated with an airline alliance. Terminal 3 has 39 gates: A1–A6, B7–B22 and C24–C41.
Terminal 3 Airlines:
Air France, Air Transat, Alitalia , American Airlines, American Eagle, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific,Condor Flugdienst, Cubana de Aviacion, Delta Connection, El Al, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Icelandair, KLM, Korean Air, Pakistan International Airlines, SATA International, TACA Airlines, TACA Airlines, Transaero, WestJet
Airport lounges at Pearson Airport.
Star Alliance, Skyteam, and Oneworld airlines all maintain lounges within the airport, and there are also several "Pay-In" lounges open for use by all passengers, regardless of airline, frequent flyer status or class of travel.
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