YYZ Pax Growth Impacted By MAX Grounding

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Passenger activity at Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport increased by 1.8% during the first nine months of 2019 as compared to the same period of 2018. 

"While the global aviation industry continues to deal with the impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, which has impacted passenger numbers at airports internationally, including here at home, Toronto Pearson continues to experience passenger growth, albeit at a lower rate," said Howard Eng, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. 

"Toronto Pearson remains the ninth busiest airport for total passenger traffic and the second busiest hub in North America for international traffic." 

During the three-month period ended 30SEPT, 14.2 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson, representing a decrease of 0.2%, as compared to the same period in 2018. During the nine-month period ended 30SEPT, a total of 38.6 million pax travelled through the airport, representing an increase of 600,000 passengers or 1.8%, as compared to the same period in 2018. 

Passenger activity in the international sector increased by approximately 500,000 passengers reflecting 2.3% growth and the domestic sector increased by approximately 100,000 passengers reflecting 1.0% per cent growth.