Ottawa Mcdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is the primary commercial airport serving Ottawa and the surrounding region. The airport is a mini-hub for Air Canada and Porter Airlines. Travelers from Ottawa can fly non-stop to destinations across Canada and elsewhere in North America, as well as points in the Caribbean and Europe.
Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (YND), which is located about 22 km northeast of downtown Ottawa, is served by Air Expresso. The airline offers non-stop flights to Montreal and Quebec City.
The most popular domestic destinations for Ottawa travelers include Calgary (Air Canada and WestJet), Montreal (Air Canada and Air Canada Express), Toronto (Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Porter and WestJet) and Vancouver (Air Canada and WestJet).
Popular US destinations include Fort Lauderdale (Air Canada and WestJet), Las Vegas (seasonal service on WestJet), Orlando (seasonal service on Air Canada, CanJet, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet) and Tampa (seasonal service on WestJet). Other popular destinations include London (Air Canada and seasonal service on Air Transat) and Cancun (seasonal service on Air Canada, CanJet, Sunwing and WestJet).
Are you looking for cheap flights from Ottawa to Calgary, Toronto, Florida or other destinations? You should start your search a couple months before your travel date and plan to buy your tickets 6 to 8 weeks in advance. That’s because airfares usually increase as the travel date approaches, and last-minute travelers are likely to pay higher fares. Also, be flexible. You’ll increase your odds of getting an inexpensive airfare if you’re flexible about the airline you fly, the airport you fly into, your travel date and your time of travel.