Sept. 6, 2022

Business aircraft operators traveling to Canada’s Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) will need to plan ahead due to construction this fall.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority advised operators of limited runway slots between 3 p.m. and 7:59 p.m. (EDT), due to runway reconstruction and system capacity challenges. All general and business aviation flights departing and arriving at the airport during the normal operating hours of 6:30 a.m. to 12:29 a.m. (EDT) must file a reservation in the Airport Reservation Office Online Coordination System (ARO OCS).

Variable hourly limits will be set within the ARO OCS from between 3 p.m. and 7:59 p.m. (EDT), until further notice. All unallocated capacity in an hour period from the scheduled commercial operations will be available for general and business aviation use.

This change impacts take-offs and landings at YYZ only between 3 p.m. and 7:59 p.m. (EDT).

The airport will review these operating limits on a biweekly basis and all operations will be reviewed for compliance. All non-compliances will be forwarded to Transport Canada.

The airport recommends all operators planning flights into YYZ register to use the ARO OCS, if they aren’t already registered, and allow seven days for processing.

Read the directive.