About The Airport
Ottawa International Airport (YOW) serves Canada's National Capital Region.
With a regional population of 1.5 million, Ottawa is home to Canada's federal government employing over 110,000 people. The region is also an important Canadian business centre with over 1,700 technology companies employing nearly 68,000 people.
Ottawa is also an attractive tourism destination with over 10 million visitors forecasted for 2017 highlighted by Canada's 150th birthday year-round celebrations. As a G7 capital, Ottawa is accustomed to welcoming the world.
A new passenger terminal was opened in 2003, with further expansion completed in 2008, providing new infrastructure, facilities and services to all passengers. YOW moves 4.6 million passengers annualy using 30 gates and two primary runways (8,000ft / 3,050m and 8,000ft / 2,438m).
Consistently one of the highest rated airports for customer service, combined with Ottawa's blend of government, business, and tourism traffic gives Ottawa International Airport a strong and stable base of passenger activity.