Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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The following information is sourced from Wikipedia (
"Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport or Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (L'aƩroport international Macdonald-Cartier in French), (IATA code YOW) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is located 10.2 km (6.3 miles) south of the city centre.

During the 1950s, while the airport was still named Uplands and a joint-use civilian/military field, it was the busiest airport in Canada for takeoffs and landings, reaching a peak of 307,079 aircraft movements in 1959, nearly double its current traffic.

With the arrival of civilian jet travel, the Canadian government built a new field south of the original one, with two much longer runways and a new terminal building designed to handle up to 900,000 passengers per year. The terminal building was originally scheduled to open in 1959, but during practices for the opening ceremonies, a USAF F-104 Starfighter jet accidentally went supersonic during a low pass over the airport, and the resultant sonic boom shattered most of the glass in the airport and damaged ceiling tiles, door and window frames, and even structural beams. As a result, the opening was delayed until April 1960. The original terminal building and Trans-Canada Airways hangar continues in private use on the airport's north field."

Airlines using Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport:
  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Air Canada Jazz
  • Air Transat
  • American Eagle
  • Bearskin Airlines
  • CanJet
  • Canadian North
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
  • First Air
  • Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines
  • Porter Airlines
  • Skyservice
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • United Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines
  • United Express operated by Shuttle America
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by Air Wisconsin
  • WestJet

Video: Air Force One, carrying President Barack Obama, lands at Ottawa Airport, February 2009

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