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Ottawa Macdonald Cartier Airport Guide (YOW)

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Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is located 6 miles south of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The airport is named in honor of Sirs John A. Macdonald and George-Étienne Cartier, and is sometimes simply referred to as Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Approximately 4.6 million passengers pass through the airport each year, making it the 6th busiest airport in Canada.

Transfer between Terminals

Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is a single building terminal. The airport and all of its gates are accessible by foot.

Nearby Airport Hotels

Days Inn Ottawa Airport, 366 Hunt Club Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1C1, Canada, This Days Inn boasts complimentary breakfast, free internet access, and a shuttle bus service that transports guests to and from the airport. Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport, 2400 Alert Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S1, Canada, The Hilton offers its guests on-site dining, free internet access, and a shuttle service that transports guests to and from the airport.

Transport into Town

Bus: OC Transpo bus route 97 provides travels between the airport and downtown Ottawa. Route 97 departs from pillar 14 outside the level 1 Arrivals area. Taxi: Taxis are available outside of the airport and the average fare from the airport to downtown Ottawa is $29.

Airport Lounges

There are two special lounges inside the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is located in the Domestic and International Terminal. Porter Lounge is located on Level 2 in the Domestic and International Terminal.

Major Airlines

Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is a Air Canada focus city and the home base for First Air.

Airport Facilities

Free wireless internet is available throughout the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. Art commissioned by Canadian artists is displayed inside the terminal. A rare traditional birch bark canoe built by a master craftsman and Algonquin leader is on display into the airport. There are approximately 11 dining establishments inside the airport.

Car Parking

Parking in the parking garage costs $2 for 15 minutes and $21 for one day. Long-term parking costs $2 for 15 minutes, $16 a day, and $75 a week.

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