Ottawa Airport

Ottawa international Airport (YOW): Fly with the Best, Feel the Best!

Ottawa International Airport is a public airport type and it is owned by Canada Transport. Known for its beauty and serenity this airport provides calm and easy travel experience to its passenger. The Ottawa Airport honours aspects of the region through displays of the artistic pieces by commissioned Canadian artists.

The airport is located in the south end of the city, 10.2 km south of downtown Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. This Airport holds the sixth position by airline passenger traffic in busiest airports list and fifth busiest by aircraft movements. The airport is an Air Canada focus city. It is also the home base for First Air.


The airport was originally opened at the uplands on high plateau then south of Ottawa, by the Ottawa Flying Club. The Flying Club still operates from the field. The airport hosted No.2 Service Flying Training School for the British. Commonwealth Air Training Plan during World War II and that time it was known as Uplands. Over years, the airport went through expansions and new constructions. In 1950 it went under southward expansion in the year 1959 Terminal building was scheduled to open but due to the United States Air force F-104 Startfighter which passed over the airport resulted in sonic boom. This caused severe damaged to the structures and buildings of the airport and the opening was delayed until April 1960.

Since then, Ottawa international airport has been serving its people, carrying them to their desired destinations.


The airport focus city for Air Canada and Porter Airlines. But formerly, it served as a military base known as CFB Ottawa south/ CFB Uplands.

Moreover, back in times, the airport provided advanced pilot training in Harvard and Yale aircraft. At present, it serves around the clock with its two terminals built with desired specifications and precisions.

Expansion of airport's passenger terminal was approved by the board of directors on April 4, 2006. And the old terminal was demolished by the end of 2008. This paved way for the creation of more gates and jet ways.


Best is always recognised. Likewise Ottawa international has also been recognised for its best service. It bagged the following awards:

-The 2010 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for the Best Airport in the world

-In 2010 Ottawa International Airport was recognised by customers for its excellent customer service in the results of Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality Program.

- In 2010 it stood the winner of Ottawa Tourism Award for Tourism Partnership of the year.

-In the same year it was presented with three Airport Revenue News Airport Concessions Awards.

- In 2011 it won Best Airport in North America by the Airport Council International.

Routes and destinations

Ottawa International Airport is the part of Canada's busiest air corridor between Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. This is commonly referred to as the Easter Triangle.

Specially branded flights between Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa are called Rapidair. The airport serves not only North American Airlines but it also has flights to Europe, Caribean and Unites States, making its range wider. This also serves as a gateway for the flights to the eastern Artic via Iqaluit.

Some of its airlines include Air Canada, Air Canada Express, US Airways Express and West Jet.

The non- stop and same plane-freighter or combo flights for the Cargo include Canadian North, Cargojet Airways and Skylink Aviation.

With these fine airlines Ottawa Airport is the Top Dog among all the airports of the region.

Why fly with Ottawa International

How to check in?

The procedure for check-in is the most basic like in any other airport. The Ottawa international Airport provide both the means for booking and reservations. One can approach the Airport Reservation Desk for inquiry and booking or many online sites also fulfil the purpose.

After conformation of the reservations you may report to the airport. There is a taxiway that connects the airfields and it makes sure that the customer does not encounter any inconvenience.

One requires a Boarding pass to enter the flight, which is provided by the Airport Official at the Boarding Pass collecting Desk. This pass contains the details of seat and flight.

With all this, you are now set to board your flight for a memorable experience.

Baggage and Allowance

The amount of luggage is set by the airport officials and no passenger is exempted from this rule. Although for any extension in luggage extra charges are to be paid by the passenger. The required weight and amount are checked at the weighing and checking area. This is an essential part of the process.


The Ottawa International Airport focusses on providing its customers the best service ensuring calm and peaceful flight. This is made possible by the use of best airplanes.

Booking fee

Ottawa International Airport serves its passengers flights at optimum price. While making bookings and reservations you may check the prices of the flights according to their type and route. Also, any cancellation of the previous booking is also possible. But this could only be done prior to the departure of the flight.

Fly With the Best, Feel the Best!


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 Airport Contact Details

Ottawa International Airport

1000 Airport Parkway Private,
Suite 2500,
K1V 9B4,

Tel:+1 (1)613 2482000
Fax:+1 (1)613 2482012


Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Int´l Airport Authority

 Location Details

Longitude:75° 40' 22'' W
Latitude:45° 19' 14'' N

 Airport Location

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