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 2018 amounted to approximately 49.5 million, while in that same year, air cargo traffic at Vancouver International Airport stood at around 338,180 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 244.6 Canadian dollars in the fourth quarter of 2018.
The total number of both enplaned and deplaned air passengers in 2017 alone in Canada amounted to around 150 million, with about 88.23 million of them being domestic air passengers. Between 2017 and 2018 there were a total of 1,427 licensed air carriers in Canada; 600 them being Canadian air carriers.