A record number of travellers are expected to pass through Pearson International Airport on Friday, as the March break exodus gets underway in earnest.
It’s anticipated that 12o,000 people will cross the threshold, representing an increase of three to four per cent on last year.
Pearson says in a press release that they will have a ”full complement of staff on duty throughout the terminals” in an effort to make the experience as stress free as possible, with Scott Collier, Vice President of Customer and Terminal Services saying “our passengers are our passion at Toronto Pearson and we’ve been working hard to get ready for these busier March Break days.”
The airport is advising passengers to allow two hours for domestic flights and three hours for international departures and to check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport.
They are also advising people to be aware of any baggage restrictions and to ensure liquids and gels in carry-on luggage are in containers no larger than 100 milliliters.
Also, this March, Pearson is offering covered parking at Terminal 3 for the same price as its Value Park Garage when you book online.
Finally, in an effort to make travelling with children more hassle free, Kids Kits will be handed out for free on the busiest days of the season to help jeep little ones occupied before boarding flights.