Ottawa International Airport

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About Ottawa International Airport

Ottawa International Airport (Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport) is an airport in Ottawa, Canada. It is named after two of the "founding fathers of Canada" - Sir John A. MacDonald, and Sir George-Étienne Cartier.

The airport is 6.3 miles (10.2km) south of Ottawa's downtown, and is Canada's sixth busiest airport.

Despite not being a hub for any airlines, the airport operates regular services for a number of different airlines, including: Canadian North, Air Canada, Air Canada Express, First Air, Westjet, Westjet Encore, Sunwing Airlines, Porter Airlines, and more.


What is the airport code for Ottawa International Airport?

The airport code for Ottawa International Airport is YOW.

Airport Location

Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is located at 1000 Airport Parkway Private, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The airport is easy to reach by public transport, or by road.

How to get to Ottawa International Airport (YOW)


The 97 bus is a service running directly to and from the airport - it stops at major points through the city. Tickets cost $3.30 and travellers can buy them from the ground transportation desk at the airport.

Taxis and Ridesharing

There are plenty of taxis available to catch to and from Ottawa International Airport. Taxi pick ups can be found on Level 1 (Arrivals) and drop offs are to Level 3 (Departures).

There are a number of ridesharing services in operation in Ottawa, and the ridesharing vehicles use pillars 12 and 13 at the airport (outer curb).

Car Access and Parking

There is main stay and valet parking available.


There is a range of facilities at Ottawa International Airport, including airport lounges, cashpoints, a post office, shops, restaurants, bureau de change, left luggage facilities and more . All facilities (apart from the airport lounges) are located within the airport's main terminal building

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Airport Lounges
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Baby care facilities
  • Child care rooms
  • Children's play areas
  • Baggage storage
  • Medical services
  • Shoe shine
  • Observation deck
  • ATMs
  • Currency exchange
  • Showers
  • Interfaith chapel
  • Car rental
  • Parking

Lounges at Ottawa International Airport

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Located at: Domestic & International Terminal

  • Beverages: Alcohol and non-alcoholic
  • Snacks
  • Mobile phone free quiet zone
  • WIFI
  • TV
  • Workstations/li>
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Printers, copiers and faxes




Ottawa International Airport Airport has 3 runways.


There is one terminal building at Ottawa International Airport.

Airlines that fly to Ottawa International Airport

Here's a list of airlines that use the airport:

Air Canada Canada
Air Canada Express Canada
Air Canada Rouge Canada
Air North Yukon Canada
Air Transat Canada
American Eagle USA
Canadian North Canada
Delta Connection USA
First Air Canada
Porter Airlines Canada
Sunwing Airlines Cuba
United Express USA
Westjet Canada
Westjet Encore Canada

Top Destinations

Destination Airlines
Boston Air Canada Express
Calgary Air Canada, WestJet
Edmonton Air Canada, WestJet
Fredericton Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines
Halifax Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines, WestJet, WestJet Encore
London-Heathrow Air Canada
London Ontario Air Canada Express
Moncton Air Canada Express, Porter Airlines
Montreal Air Canada, Air Canada Express
Newark Air Canada Express, United Express
Orlando Air Canada Rouge, Porter Airlines, WestJet
Quebec City Air Canada Express
Toronto-Pearson Air Canada, Porter Airlines, WestJet, WestJet Encore
Vancouver Air Canada, WestJet
Washington (Reagan) Air Canada Express
Winnipeg Air Canada Express, WestJet