Mark Laroche 

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YOW plays key role in eastern Arctic supply chain, but position cannot be taken for granted, officials say
PAL Airlines says new five-day-a-week service connecting St. John’s with Moncton, N.B., will be extended to Ottawa once restrictions on travel to Atlantic Canada are lifted.
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As travellers return to YOW, they’ll see several new protective measures – some subtle, others more noticeable – aimed at keeping them, airport employees and the wider community healthy.
YOW now expects only about 2.5 million passengers to pass through its gates in 2020, down from its original forecast of 5.2 million before COVID-19 hit.
Airline says service between YOW and Alberta’s biggest city will resume July 5.
CEO says airport might have to borrow up to $150 million over the next two years to cover its operating expenses.
“I believe it will take years to build our passenger numbers back to 2019 levels,” YOW's chief told reporters, adding later: “I hope I’m wrong.” 
The federal government is waiving the monthly rent paid by airport authorities to Transport Canada for the rest of the year as revenues plummet amid the COVID-19 pandemic
An ultra-low-cost air carrier will fly into Ottawa this summer with cheap flights connecting Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and Toronto to the capital
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The first scheduled flight by a European air carrier to Ottawa in 24 years is set to launch in May.