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Toronto Pearson voted “Best Global Airport 2006” by the Institute of Transport Management

The GTAA is pleased to announce that Toronto Pearson International Airport has been selected as the "Best Global Airport 2006" by the Institute of Transport Management.


September 19, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is pleased to announce that Toronto Pearson International Airport has been selected as the "Best Global Airport 2006" by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM).
The award is granted on the basis of the ITM's annual aviation research program, conducted by the Institute's research team, that sets out each year to establish which airport has demonstrated the political leadership and commitment backed by considerable investment. The findings of the institute
followed an extensive research program through testimonies from users of Toronto Pearson and airports across North America and other global regions.

The ITM noted that Toronto Pearson has become a growing force within North America, and wider destinations, for its excellent facilities and customer focused attitude towards passengers. In making its decision, the ITM Awards Committee commented that Toronto Pearson's strong management structure
has enabled the airport to meet current industry demands through its high operational standards and focus on service excellence. They also praised many other facets of the GTAA's operations and the fact that the GTAA has positioned Toronto Pearson to handle the challenges that lie ahead because of its foresight.
Commenting on receipt of the award, GTAA president and CEO John Kaldeway said: "We have established a model emulated by other airports and have set the standard for how an airport can be run. Receiving an award of this nature solidifies what we already know and proves that we are on the right path."

The ITM is an organization formed in the United Kingdom in 1977 with the express aim of providing further education and information to transport managers.

The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic. In 2005, the airport handled nearly 30 million passengers.