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Thursday expected to be busiest for pre-holiday travel at Pearson: GTAA

Last Updated Dec 21, 2017 at 5:41 am EDT

Travellers at Pearson International Airport on Dec. 12, 2017. CITYNEWS/Bertram Dandy

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority says Thursday is expected to be the busiest day for pre-holiday travel at Pearson International Airport.

The GTAA says more than 130,000 passengers are expected to go through the airport Thursday.

It also predicts nearly 2.7 million passengers will travel through the airport between Dec. 17 and Jan. 7.

The GTAA says holiday travellers can make their trip easier by reserving a parking spot, packing light and leaving holiday gifts unwrapped in carry-on luggage.

The GTAA says more than 44 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson in 2016, making it the second-busiest international airport in North America.


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