Airport boss Mark Laroche says he’s still awaiting word on when the feds will reopen the terminal to direct flights from U.S. and international destinations.
Ottawa International Airport Authority
Ottawa International Airport Authority CEO Mark Laroche didn’t sugar-coat the impact of the pandemic on the facility’s bottom line.
Airport officials “weren’t expecting anything explicit” in the feds’ latest spending plan, spokesperson says.
Airport authority boss Mark Laroche says just one million passengers are expected to pass through the Ottawa terminal in 2021, down from 5.1 million two years ago.
Carrier had previously planned to resume flying on July 29.
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.
When the Ottawa International Airport surpassed the five-million-passenger mark late last year, it was more than a symbolic milestone.
Enhancements include a new retail, food and beverage program, airport hotel, and LRT connection
Study finds airport is a major employer and an economic engine for Canada’s Capital Region.
As climate change brings unexpected and often sudden changes in weather, the impact on airports, airlines and ultimately air travellers can be significant.