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Toronto Pearson International Airport

The Toronto Pearson International Airport (or Lester B. Pearson International Airport) is an international airport in Mississauga, Ontario, serving mainly the city of Toronto. It is Canada’s busiest airport and ranks 29th most transited in the world by number of passengers serviced annually (about 32.3 million in 2008).

Opened in 1939 as Malton Airport (Malton City, currently part of Mississauga City), it was renamed twice, most recently in 1984, in homage to a Canadian Prime Minister, Lester Bowles Pearson, who was born in Malton.

The airport has three passenger terminals and five airstrips, currently serving about 35 million passengers a year. It is currently undergoing an expansion process, which will increase its annual capacity to about 50 million by 2015. The main airline at the airport is Air Canada.

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