Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier d'Ottawa
Airport typePublic
OwnerTransport Canada[1]
OperatorOttawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport Authority
Hub forPorter Airlines
Focus city for
Time zoneEST (UTC−05:00)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−04:00)
Elevation AMSL377 ft / 115 m
Coordinates45°19′21″N 075°40′02″W / 45.32250°N 75.66722°W / 45.32250; -75.66722
Public transit access Airport station
CYOW is located in Ottawa
Location in Ottawa
CYOW is located in Ontario
CYOW (Ontario)
CYOW is located in Canada
CYOW (Canada)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 3,300 1,006 Asphalt
07/25 8,000 2,438 Asphalt
14/32 10,005 3,050 Asphalt
Statistics (2023)
Aircraft movements64,797 (2021)
Number of passengers4,095,914
Sources: Canada Flight Supplement[2]
Environment Canada[3]
Movements from Statistics Canada[4]
Passenger statistics from Ottawa Airport[5]

Ottawa/Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (French: Aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier d'Ottawa) (IATA: YOW, ICAO: CYOW) is the main international airport serving Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and its metropolitan area as well as Gatineau, Quebec known as the National Capital Region.[6] It is named after the Canadian statesmen and two of the "founding fathers of Canada", Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier. Located 5.5 nautical miles (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) south of downtown Ottawa in the south end of the city, it is Canada's sixth-busiest airport, Ontario's second-busiest airport by airline passenger traffic, with 4,095,914 passengers in 2023.[5] The airport is a home base for Canadian North (formerly First Air) and a hub for Porter Airlines.

It is classified as an airport of entry by Nav Canada, and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. It is one of eight Canadian airports that have United States border preclearance facilities. The airport was formerly a military base known as CFB Ottawa South/CFB Uplands, and is still home to the Royal Canadian Air Force's 412 Transport Squadron, which provides air transport for Canadian and foreign government officials.


Lt. J. Thad Johnson

On July 2, 1927, twelve P-1 airplanes under command of Major Thomas G. Lanphier, Air Corps, proceeded from Selfridge Field to Ottawa, acting as Special Escort for Colonel Charles Lindbergh, who was to attend at the opening of the Dominion Jubilee. First Lieutenant J. Thad Johnson, Air Corps, commanding 27th Pursuit Squadron, was killed in an unsuccessful parachute jump after a collision with another plane of formation in demonstration on arrival over Ottawa. There is now a street leading to the airport industrial section named after the aviator.[7]

The airport was opened at Uplands on a high plateau (then) south of Ottawa by the Ottawa Flying Club, which still operates from the field. During World War II, when it was known as Uplands, the airport hosted No. 2 Service Flying Training School for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, providing advanced pilot training in Harvard and Yale aircraft.

In 1950, to allow for a southward expansion of the airport, the nearby farming community of Bowesville, settled from 1821, was expropriated. The last residents left and the village school was torn down in 1951. The current main airport terminal now stands on the site of the crossroads at the centre of the village. The road to the south of the airport still bears the name "Bowesville Road".[8]

During the 1950s, while the airport was still named Uplands and a joint-use civilian/military field, it was the busiest airport in Canada by takeoffs and landings, reaching a peak of 307,079 aircraft movements in 1959,[9] nearly double its current traffic. At the time, the airport had scheduled airline flights by Trans-Canada Air Lines (Toronto, Montreal, and Val-d'Or), Trans Air (Churchill), and Eastern Air Lines (New York via Syracuse and Washington via Montreal).[9] With the arrival of civilian jet travel, the Canadian government built a new field south of the original one, with two much longer runways and a new terminal building designed to handle up to 900,000 passengers/year.

The terminal building had been scheduled to open in December 1959, but during the opening ceremonies, a United States Air Force F-104 Starfighter went supersonic during a low pass over the airport, and the resultant sonic boom shattered most of the glass in the airport (including the entire north wall) and damaged ceiling tiles, door and window frames, and even structural beams.[10] The total cost of the damage exceeded $500,000, and the opening was delayed until April 1960. George Hees, the Canadian Transport Minister, stated that "the sonic explosion subjected the terminal building to five times the hurricane force which it had been designed to withstand". The incident has been described as "the most expensive five seconds in Canadian civil aviation history".[11][12] The original terminal building and Trans-Canada Airways/DOT hangar continued in private use on the airport's north field until the fall of 2011 when it was demolished.

The airport was renamed "Ottawa International Airport" in 1964. It became "Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport" in 1993.

In 2017, the Canada Border Services Agency started to use facial recognition technology to process incoming international travellers. All international passengers are directed to Primary Inspection Kiosks before seeing a Border Services Officer and are no longer required to fill out a declaration card.[13]

On November 1, 2022, Porter Airlines and the Ottawa International Airport Authority announced they would be investing over $65 million at the airport into the future. Porter also announced they would be building two aircraft hangars at a size of over 150,000sq. ft each, to maintain the Embraer E195-E2 and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft. These will be built in two phases, with phase one being completed by the end of 2023 and phase two in the first quarter of 2024, making the airport the primary E195-E2 maintenance base and creating 200 local jobs.[14][15]

Facility layout

Diagram of the Ottawa airport (prior to 2005)

The airport consists of two distinct airfields connected by a taxiway. The smaller north field, originally referred to as Uplands, was founded by the Ottawa Flying Club in the late 1920s and then used by Trans-Canada Air Lines, the predecessor of Air Canada. This was the area primarily used by No. 2 Service Flying Training School. Several hangars were constructed during World War II, but were all demolished by the early 2000s.

The north field is still popular for general aviation, although only one of its runways, 04/22, is still in use. There are a number of aircraft component repair facilities located within the same grouping of buildings as the Ottawa Flying Club.

The south field consists of the two longer runways, 07/25 and 14/32, designed for jet airliners. The public passenger terminal is tucked into the north side of the intersection of the two runways, while the two general aviation FBOs for the south field are nearer to the threshold of runway 25. Customs services for private aircraft are available at the two fixed-base operators (FBO), Shell Aerocentre and Skyservice Business Aviation, on the south field. There are also a number of aviation component repair facilities on the airport grounds, mostly around the Skyservice complex. The Government of Canada operates a number of hangars, including the Canada Reception Centre, which is used to greet visiting dignitaries. The National Research Council operates two facilities on the north side of the grounds, including two wind tunnels. One of these has supersonic capabilities, and the other has a 9-meter diameter, making it the largest in Canada. Transport Canada operates two facilities on airport grounds, one of which houses training equipment, including flight simulators, and the other is a hangar for maintenance and storage of government owned aircraft.

YOW covers an expanse of 1,686 hectares (4,166 acres) of total airport property.[16]


Terminal exterior

At the turn of the millennium, the Ottawa Airport Authority announced plans to build a second, adjacent terminal to meet the demands of increased traffic. The terminal was completed ahead of schedule and opened on October 12, 2003. The terminal building now handles all airline passenger traffic. A section of the 1960 terminal, which was connected to the new terminal by an enclosed bridge, was still used at peak times of the day when extra gate space is needed, and it also handled most domestic regional flights. Funding for the terminal construction was collected from the parking meters outside the terminal beginning in January 1997, when rates were hiked to cover the costs of a new terminal building.

The old terminal and tower, built in 1960, was a modernist International style designed by architects James Strutt, William Gilleland and Transport Canada. They had been heavily renovated and modernized in 1985–87, which included the removal of a seating area containing personal television screens which would provide 15 minutes of VHF TV channels for 25 cents, as well as an open ceiling design. They were demolished in 2008 to make way for Phase II of the new terminal.

The airport's board of directors approved a further expansion of the airport's passenger terminal on April 4, 2006. The extension of the new terminal was built in phases by Brisbin Brook Benyon and Architectura.[17] Phase II, the next phase of the expansion program opened March 13, 2008. This addition contains over 7,000 m2 (75,000 sq ft) of space and adds an additional twelve gates and seven jetways. The 1960 terminal was designed by Gilleland and Strutt and by Transport Canada architect W.A. Ramsay[17] and renovations by Murray and Murray, Griffiths and Rankin from 1984 to 1987. It closed on March 13, 2008, and has been demolished, and by the end of 2008 its former location was paved over to provide room for more gates and jetways.

Interior design

Terminal interior
Inukshuk at airport

The terminal's design focuses on creating a calm and easy travel experience for passengers but also honours aspects of the region through the display of various art by commissioned Canadian artists. A soothing water feature representing the meeting of the region's three rivers runs throughout the terminal. Copper and limestone finishes are visible throughout, representative of the capital's Parliament Buildings. Other Canadian features include an inukshuk commissioned and sponsored by First Air, and a rare traditional birch bark canoe built by the master craftsman and Algonquin leader who created an identical one for the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.[18] The airport features a large-scale carved glass sculpture by Canadian glass artist, Warren Carther.

Airlines and destinations

Macdonald–Cartier Airport is part of Canada's busiest air corridor between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, which is commonly referred to as the Eastern Triangle.[19] The airport is also a gateway for flights to the eastern Arctic via Iqaluit.

International destinations (within the continent)

Ottawa's airport serves many major North American airlines and several cities in the United States.

Once suspended from March 2020 until October 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it began reopening cross-border destinations within the continent, beginning with service to Fort Lauderdale and Washington–Dulles, with other destinations in the United States and Caribbean countries soon after.

International destinations (overseas)

The airport previously had several connections to Europe, mainly to London–Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris–Charles de Gaulle.

In September 2019, Canadian flag carrier Air Canada announced that it would shut down its seasonal daily route between Ottawa and Frankfurt in Germany, a key Star Alliance hub. However, Lufthansa announced a plan to begin flights from Frankfurt to Ottawa airport five times a week from May 2020.[20] This plan did not materialize though, when the airport lost all nonstop transatlantic routes to Europe due to the pandemic in March 2020.

On June 27, 2023, Air France began a new, year-round route connecting Ottawa with its main hub, at Paris–Charles de Gaulle, with service offered five times weekly.[21] First by Airbus A330-200, then with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner,[22] flights are operated with a Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft since April 7, 2024.[23] Service will be upgraded to a daily service, beginning on June 19, 2024, in expectation of a tourist activity uptick during the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.[24]


Air Canada Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver
Seasonal: Calgary (resumes May 1, 2024)[25]
Air Canada Express Halifax, Montréal–Trudeau, Newark (ends May 1, 2024),[26] Quebec City, Toronto–Billy Bishop, Washington–National
Seasonal: Winnipeg
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Cancún, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Punta Cana, Tampa
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air North Seasonal: Whitehorse, Yellowknife
Air Transat Seasonal: Cancún, Cayo Coco, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santa Clara, Varadero
Canadian North Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife
Flair Airlines Seasonal: Cancún, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Las Vegas, Orlando/Sanford, Punta Cana[27]
Porter Airlines Boston, Calgary, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Newark, Orlando, Thunder Bay, Toronto–Billy Bishop, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Winnipeg (begins May 16, 2024)[28]
Seasonal: Fort Lauderdale, St. John's (NL) (begins June 6, 2024)[29]
Sunwing Airlines Seasonal: Cancún, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo del Sur, Holguin, Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, San José del Cabo, Santa Clara, Varadero
United Express Chicago–O'Hare, Newark, Washington–Dulles
WestJet Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg
Seasonal: Cancún, Fort Myers, Montego Bay, Orlando, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver


Non-stop and same-plane freighter and/or combi flights

Canadian North Iqaluit
Cargojet Airways Hamilton (ON), Iqaluit
FedEx Express Buffalo, Indianapolis, Memphis, Montréal–Mirabel, New York–JFK


Domestic concourse
Control tower

Annual passenger traffic

Annual passenger traffic at Ottawa Airport[5][30]
Year Passengers Change from previous year
1996 2,857,838
1997 3,046,368 Increase06.60%
1998 3,110,548 Increase02.11%
1999 3,211,607 Increase03.25%
2000 3,434,345 Increase06.94%
2001 3,391,295 Decrease01.25%
2002 3,216,886 Decrease05.14%
2003 3,262,345 Increase01.41%
2004 3,609,885 Increase010.65%
2005 3,735,433 Increase03.48%
2006 3,807,756 Increase01.94%
2007 4,088,528 Increase07.37%
2008 4,339,225 Increase06.13%
2009 4,232,830 Decrease02.45%
2010 4,473,894 Increase05.70%
2011 4,624,626 Increase03.37%
2012 4,685,956 Increase01.33%
2013 4,578,591 Decrease02.29%
2014 4,616,448 Increase00.83%
2015 4,656,360 Increase00.86%
2016 4,743,091 Increase01.86%
2017 4,839,677 Increase02.04%
2018 5,110,801 Increase05.60%
2019 5,106,487 Decrease00.08%
2020 1,363,512 Decrease073.30%
2021 1,170,789 Decrease014.13%
2022 2,992,334 Increase0155.58%
2023 4,095,914 Increase036.88%

Ground transportation

Public transit

OC Transpo operates route 97 with frequent express bus service to the airport bus stop (Airport station) along a dedicated BRT transitway with connections to the O-Train Confederation Line, Trillium Line, and other transit stations.[31][32] An OC Transpo ticket machine is available at the southern end of the Arrivals level.[33]

Construction is underway on a light rail spur linking that airport to the city's light rail system.[34][35] The station is to be built inside the terminal, with the airport volunteering funds for the building of the station. The extension is planned to open in 2024.[36]


Taxis, airport limos, and shuttle buses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are several rental car agencies located at the airport,[37] as well as ride-sharing services such as Uber[38] and Lyft.


In the more temperate seasons, it is possible to cycle downtown from the airport via the Capital Pathway and a number of quiet residential streets.[39][40]


The 2010 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award for Best Airport in the World for the 2–5 million passengers category went to Ottawa Airport.[41]

In February 2010, Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport was recognized by customers for its excellent customer service in the results of Airports Council International's (ACI) Airport Service Quality (ASQ) program. For the fifth consecutive year, Ottawa placed second overall for worldwide airports that serve between 0 and 5 million passengers. In 2008, 118 airports from around the world participated in ASQ.[42]

Along with Air Canada, the airport was the joint winner of the 2010 Ottawa Tourism Award for Tourism Partnership of the Year in recognition of the co-operative work done in promoting Air Canada's non-stop flight between Frankfurt and Ottawa.[43]

Also in 2010, the airport was presented with three Airport Revenue News Best Airport Concessions Awards. In the Small Airport division, Ottawa was named the winner in the following categories: Airport with the Best Concessions Program Design, Airport with the Best Concessions Management Team, and Airport with the Best Overall Concessions Program.

In 2011 it won Best Airport in North America of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International,[44] as well as 2nd Best Airport by Size in the 2 to 5 million passenger category.[45]

Incidents and accidents

  • In August 1959, a U.S. Air Force Lockheed F-104 Starfighter performed a low fly-by of the airport during celebration of the opening of a new terminal in Ottawa and on request by the organisers went supersonic over the main runway. The result was catastrophic, causing windows and parts of the walls of the terminal to shatter. The terminal was only reopened in 1960.[46]
  • On May 19, 1967, an Air Canada Douglas DC-8 on a training flight from Montreal crashed on approach to the Ottawa airport, killing all three crew members.[47]
  • On September 15, 1988, a Bradley Air Services (becoming First Air) BAe 748 crashed on approach to runway 25, killing both crew members.[48]
  • On July 1, 1990, a P-51 Mustang crashed on the Hylands Golf Course during the National Capital Airshow, killing the pilot, Harry Tope. He was performing with the aircraft fully fueled and luggage on board for the trip home after the airshow and was unable to recover from a maneuver.[49]
  • On June 13, 1997, a North American Airlines Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner struck the runway with gear retracted during a botched approach, resulting in propeller strikes and a fire in one engine when it came to rest on runway 25. The aircraft was written off, but the crew escaped without injury.[50][51]
  • On September 15, 2000, a Miami Air International Boeing 727 arriving to pick up the Florida Panthers hockey team ran off the end of the runway. There were no injuries.[52]
  • On July 14, 2004, US Airways Express Flight 3504, an Embraer ERJ-145LR (N829HK) operated by Trans States Airlines, overran the runway and sustained minor damage to the inboard left main landing gear tire. There were no serious injuries.[53]
  • On February 17, 2008, a WestJet Boeing 737 from Calgary International Airport went off the end of runway 07 shortly after landing. None of the 86 passengers and six crew members on board were injured. A slippery runway and the lack of use of the speed brakes on the aircraft contributed to the accident.[54]
  • On April 22, 2009, a Porter Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 had its tail damaged after it struck the ground upon landing. It was taken out of service and was later repaired.[55]
  • On June 16, 2010, United Express Flight 8050, an Embraer ERJ-145 (N847HK) operated by Trans States Airlines, overran the runway and was substantially damaged when the nose gear collapsed. There were 36 people on board, 33 passengers and three crew, and two of the crew and one passenger were injured.[56][57]
  • On September 4, 2011, United Express Flight 3363, an Embraer ERJ-145 (N840HK) operated by Trans States Airlines, slid off the runway upon landing. All 44 passengers and the three crew aboard were uninjured, although the plane sustained substantial damage.[58]
  • On July 31, 2017, Air Transat Flight 157, an Airbus A330-200, en route from Brussels to Montréal-Trudeau was diverted to Ottawa due to a chain of storms passing through the Montreal area. More than 300 passengers were kept on the plane without water, electricity, or air conditioning and rationed food for six hours. A passenger called 911 due to the deteriorating situation with some passengers complaining of suffocation. Airport authorities responded by delivering water and disembarking passengers including those complaining of suffocation injuries. Air Transat blamed congestion at Ottawa's airport for the situation, where airport administration stated that the pilots asked for no help during the six-hour situation.[59] The event enraged Canadian lawmakers pushing to improve Canada's passenger bill of rights.[60]


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External links

Media related to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official website
  • Past three hours METARs, SPECI and current TAFs for Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport from Nav Canada as available.
  • Aviation occurrence information for YOW at Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS)
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