Pearson to raise fees for passengers - Metro US

Pearson to raise fees for passengers

Passengers are going to face another round of fee increases at Toronto Pearson International Airport, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the rest of the country’s major travel hubs will follow its lead.

On Friday, the not-for-profit Greater Toronto Airports Authority raised its airport improvement fee by $5 to $25 per departing passenger on June 1. The airport operator cited the struggling economy for the move.

However, airports in Montreal and Vancouver both said they aren’t planning to boost their charges any time soon, even though they’re facing similar economic challenges.

The moves are “in light of the current economic climate, which has resulted in projections for a downturn in passenger traffic,” the authority said.

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