Toronto Pearson International Airport is among those seeking to woo more transit passengers. 

Canada signed or expanded a record 26 air transport agreements in 2013, deepening access to new markets to vie for coveted transfer traffic as the balance of air traffic shifts toward developing countries, the country’s transport minister said in Atlanta. 

Already well-known for a system of mostly privatized airports with high levels of customer service, Canada needs enhanced air connectivity to continue to boost its global competitiveness, said Lisa Raitt, minister of transport, who also formerly served as CEO of the Toronto Port Authority, which includes the city’s airport. 

“In terms of distance, Canada’s major airports are equally well-placed as those of the U.S., Europe and the Gulf states…” Read the full story on Global Atlanta’s Airport City portal 

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...