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The Ottawa International Airport (airport code YOW), also known as Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, is the sixth busiest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic. It lies about 10km from downtown Ottawa, and the airport’s name refers to two giants in Canadian history, Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Etienne Cartier. This is one of the airports in Canada which has pre-clearance facilities for people traveling into the United States.
Ottawa’s airport is the home base for both Zoom Airlines and First Air, and it is a focus city for Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz. A full list of all the airlines that serve Ottawa, both scheduled and charter flights, is available here, and to find a PDF document showing all destinations you can reach on non-stop flights from Ottawa click here. You can track arrivals here and departures on this page.
Terminal maps are located here, and you can take a virtual tour here. Your dining choices are listed here, and your shopping choices here. Other passenger services available at the Ottawa airport include baggage storage, banking, a chapel, and currency exchange. Ground transportation to and from Ottawa International Airport includes taxi, limousine, bus, and hotel shuttle. You can learn more about each of these on this page, and a list of car rental agencies serving the airport is here.
More Information on Ottawa
Ottawa may not be the most tourist-filled city in Canada, but it is the nation’s capital. It lies on the Ottawa River in the province of Ontario, and is officially bilingual (English and French). Because it is the Canadian capital, there are lots of government-related buildings as well as national museums and galleries worth checking out. Ottawa is also home to lots of green spaces (great for outdoorsy types) and plenty of summertime festivals.