Ottawa airport passenger volume lifts up in February


Traffic numbers at the Ottawa International Airport continued their upward trajectory in February.

Some 404,866 travellers passed through the Ottawa airport last month, according to the airport authority’s monthly figures. That’s up more than 4,000 total passengers from February last year, and an increase of roughly 1,000 month-over-month.

While the YOW terminals saw a slight dip in cross-border traffic to the United States and relatively stable domestic passenger volumes, an extra 7,680 international travellers compared with the same month in 2018 drove February’s increase.

The Ottawa airport is coming off its highest-traffic year yet, surpassing five million annual passengers for the first time in 2018.