In between Hamilton and Toronto lies the city of Oakville. If you live in this part of the Greater Toronto Area, you have a choice of two international airports both within a convenient reach and a comfortable limousine drives away. They are about 80km apart.
The larger airport of the two is Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport, which is the biggest and busiest airport in Canada. It comes with more than 30 million passengers each year and has incoming and departure flights from over 100 countries around the world. It handles about one-third of all the air traffic in Canada and is the 20th the busiest airport in the world.
The other is John C Munro Hamilton International Airport. This airport is capable of handling more than 450,000 passengers per year. It can cope with large international air transport jets, and it is very popular with winter tour groups visiting the area.
There are several other airports in Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area. They mostly serve domestic aircraft and passengers, as well as private flight services. They are:
* Toronto Bishop City Centre Airport on the Toronto Islands. This is used mainly for private aviation, medical flights and regional flights using turboprop aircraft.
* Toronto Buttonville Airport. This is a municipal airport and the tenth busiest in Canada. It is also the biggest flight school in the country.
* Toronto Downsview Airport is a Bombardier Aerospace Testing Facility, but also has fire fighting aircraft and trained fire fighting staff.
* Oshawa Airport is a municipal airport and general aviation airport. It is the home of numerous small private aircraft companies.
* Brampton Airport is a privately owned flying club and general aviation airport.
* Burlington Airpark is is a small, privately owned general aviation airport to the west if Toronto.
* A new airport is being planned to complement and lift some of the traffic burdens from Toronto Pearson. This will be the new Toronto Pickering International Airport. It will be built on the northeast of the city of Toronto. Pearson is on the west side of Toronto. When this airport is operational, it is likely that three smaller airports in the area will become redundant and could be closed. They are Oshawa, Markham, and Buttonville airports.
There is also a water aerodrome called ‘Toronto/City Centre Water Aerodrome’. This is right next to Billy Bishop Toronto City The airport on the Toronto Islands. This is an airport for seaplanes or float planes and has limited capacity for passengers. At present no more than 15 passengers at a time.
So you can see that the facilities for air transport are plentifully available throughout the Greater Toronto Area. If you need comfortable transportation to or from Oakville, you will find airport limousines ready to take you to or from whichever airport is your point of departure or of arrival.