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.
Ottawa International Airport Authority
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
The federal government’s plan to restrict international flights to certain airports leaves Ottawa cut off from its overseas destinations
Traffic figures at the Ottawa International Airport are bouncing back in the early weeks of the year following stagnant annual passenger volumes in 2019
An ultra-low-cost air carrier will fly into Ottawa this summer with cheap flights connecting Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and Toronto to the capital
The Ottawa International Airport is turning to a third-party aviation services company to fill lounge space left vacant a year ago when Porter Airlines pulled up roots from YOW
A popular route to Chicago’s O’Hare airport is coming back to the Ottawa airport’s list of direct connections as the local travel hub reports a slight decline in overall passenger volumes in 2019