Toronto Pearson Airport
Toronto Pearson is the largest and busiest airport in Canada and handles more international passengers than anywhere else in North America. The airport is located northwest of downtown Toronto and is named after the 14th Prime Minister of Canada, Lester B. Pearson, who was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Pearson Airport's Central De-icing Facility is the largest in the world, servicing about 10,500 aircraft each winter. The six de-icing bays can handle up to 12 aircraft at a time, taking between 2 and 19 minutes per aircraft. Pearson is one of only three airports in North America, the others being JFK International Airport and Los Angeles International, with scheduled direct flights to all six of the world's inhabited continents.