Airports in Canada - Statistics & Facts

In Canada, safety oversight and regulation of air transportation is overseen by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). Canada’s leading airports include Toronto Pearson, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton International Airports, as well as Ottawa MacDonald International Airports.

Toronto Pearson International Airport leads both in the domestic and international Canadian airline sector in the numbers of passengers handled. The total passenger traffic at Toronto Pearson in 2019 amounted to approximately 50.5 million, while in that same year, air cargo traffic at Vancouver International Airport stood at around 302,570 metric tons. The number of aircraft movements at Canadian airports was recorded to be at about 4.63 million in 2018 alone.

The Canadian domestic airline market is dominated by Air Canada and Westjet Airlines, both accounting for about 80 percent of the total domestic market as of 2018. This duopoly has precipitated a high cost in Canadian airfare with system-wide average airfare standing at 239.3 Canadian dollars in the second quarter of 2019.

The total number of both enplaned and deplaned air passengers in 2018 alone in Canada amounted to around 159 million, with about 92 million of them being domestic air passengers. Between 2018 and 2019 there were a total of 1,402 licensed air carriers in Canada; 527 them being Canadian air carriers.

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