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Toronto airport second busiest in North America after New York

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Photo: Pearson International Airport

Toronto, Dec 17 : The Pearson International Airport here has become the second busiest airport in North America, receiving a record 40 million passengers in a year, officials said.

The figure is likely to touch the 41-million mark by the end of 2015.

Pearson International Airport outside

Pearson International Airport outside

Only New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport handles more passenger traffic than Toronto.

Passenger traffic has been growing at the rate of 7 percent at Toronto International Airport which is served by more than 40,000 employees.

Automated Border Clearance improving service at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Automated Border Clearance improving service at Toronto Pearson International Airport

By generating revenue of about $35.4 billion, the Toronto airport contributes about 5.6 percent of the total GDP of Ontario.

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