Air Canada Boosting Ottawa Capacity by Nearly 60%

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Air Canada is making a big push in the nation’s capital.

Canada’s largest airline on 17MAY announced it’s boosting capacity at YOW by almost 60%, with added domestic flights and routes to sun destinations in Florida and the Caribbean.

Air Canada said flights from Ottawa to YYC and YWG will now operate year-round. It’s also increasing capacity to YHZ and YQB, and adding widebody service to YVR.

Additional schedule improvements include more flights to popular leisure destinations Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Cancun and Punta Cana this winter.

"Ottawa is an important part of Air Canada's network and in response to demand, we are growing our capacity to our nation's capital city by almost 60 per cent compared to 2023,” said Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning, at Air Canada. “We are very excited to add more flights to the rest of the country with the extension of key non-stop routes to year-round and additional capacity to other cities.

"We are also adding capacity to popular sun destinations and, in conjunction with our joint venture partner United Airlines, increasing options for travel to and from the U.S."

Increased Domestic Schedule:

From Ottawa Schedule resumptions and service improvements
Ottawa (YOW) – Calgary (YYC) Daily service resumed May 1 now extended to year-round
Ottawa (YOW) – Winnipeg (YWG) Daily service resumed April 30 now extended to year-
Ottawa (YOW) – Halifax (YHZ) Increases to three times daily from once daily as of July 1
Ottawa (YOW) – Quebec (YQB) Increased to daily service as of May 1
Ottawa (YOW) – Vancouver (YVR) Two times daily, with one flight on a Boeing 787-9

Transborder Schedule Improvements:

From Ottawa Winter 2024 service improvements
Ottawa (YOW) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Increases from four to six times weekly – seasonal
Ottawa (YOW) – Orlando (MCO) Increases from two to four times weekly – seasonal
Ottawa (YOW) – Tampa (TPA) Increases from one to two times weekly – seasonal

Sun Destinations:

From Ottawa Winter 2024 service improvements
Ottawa (YOW) – Cancun (CUN) Increase from three to four times weekly – seasonal
Ottawa (YOW) – Punta Cana (PUJ) Increase from three to four times weekly – seasonal


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