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These are The Top 5 Airports for Private Jets in Canada


Private jet terminals are not like their commercial counterparts. Where commercial airports have overwhelming lines, big crowds, invasive security checks and long walks to the gate, private jet charter passengers fly out of peaceful private lounges with helpful staff and no lines in sight.

Even so, some private jet terminals exceed all expectations, pampering private jet travelers with exceptional amenities and plush facilities. Many airports are equipped with several privately-run FBOs – “fixed-base operators ” – that act as mini terminals, taking care of both the passengers and the private planes that carry them.

We’ve assembled a list of the top five private jet airports in Canada that offer exceptional facilities to help you decide where to fly next.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport


Toronto Pearson International Airport is Canada’s largest and busiest airport, servicing over 44 million passengers each year. For private jet passengers, Toronto Pearson offers some of the most luxurious facilities in the world. The three private jet terminals feature plush, stylish lounges that offer nap rooms, showers, fully-equipped business centers and exotic car rentals. Some of the many celebrities who have used this airport for the added privacy include Justin Bieber, Bill Clinton and the Dalai Lama.

  • Year opened: 1939
  • Distance from downtown Toronto: 15 miles
  • Land area: 4,613 acres
  • Commercial destinations: 165
  • Number of FBOs: 3


Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport


Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport first came to life as Dorval Airport in 1941. The airport played a significant role in WWII history, with thousands of Allied planes setting off from Dorval en route to England. Now, the airport is used by approximately 14 million passengers annually. Private jet charter passengers are serviced out of four FBOs. Set aside from the hubbub of the commercial airport, the FBOs offer plush lounges with gourmet catering and modern meeting facilities.

  • Year opened: 1941
  • Distance from downtown Montreal: 12 miles
  • Land area: 614 acres
  • Commercial destinations: 101
  • Number of FBOs: 4


Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport
Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport


Opened in 1928, Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport was Montreal’s only airport until Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International was built in 1941. As such, the airport played an essential role in Canadian aviation history. In 1930, an R100 airship landed after what some call the first nonstop passenger flight across the Atlantic that landed in Canada. Now, the airport is one of the most popular gateways to Quebec. Private jets are serviced out of four FBOs: Pascan, AVJET Holding, Cargair and Avfuel. All four FBOs are equipped with first-class facilities offering Wi-Fi, catering and shower facilities.

  • Year opened: 1928
  • Distance from downtown Montreal: 9 miles
  • Commercial destinations: 4
  • Number of FBOs: 4


Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Airport


Vancouver International Airport is the premier entry point to British Columbia. Since it first opened in 1931, the airport has grown from servicing 1,072 passengers annually to over 20 million today, making it the second busiest airport in Canada. In 2016, the airport received the prestigious Airport of the Year Award at the CAPA Centre for Aviation’s Aviation Awards for Excellence. Travelers flying on a private jet charter are serviced out of three luxurious FBOs equipped with top-notch lounges that offer on-site concierges, car rentals and conference rooms.

  • Year opened: 1931
  • Distance from downtown Vancouver: 9 miles
  • Land area: 3,300 acres
  • Commercial destinations: 91
  • Number of FBOs: 3


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport


Located just a mile from downtown Toronto, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is by far the most convenient entrée to the city. Planning for the facility first began in the 1930s, when the airport was intended as the city’s main airport. Construction began and then stopped, as Malton Airport (the future Toronto Pearson International Airport) was designated the city’s main airport instead. While the private jet terminals here are not as lavish as those at Toronto Pearson, many travelers prefer the convenience of this nearby, less crowded airport for their private jet charter. Private jets are serviced out of Porter FBO Limited, which offers catering and Wi-Fi, and Trans Capital FBO.

  • Year opened: 1939
  • Distance from downtown Toronto: 1 mile
  • Land area: 200 acres
  • Commercial destinations: 14
  • Number of FBOs: 2

Do you have a trip on the horizon? Contact us for our recommendations on the best airports for private jets on your next private jet charter.

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