Air Canada boosts service to Ottawa & sun destinations

Air Canada is boosting its schedule serving Canada’s capital, Ottawa, by almost 60 per cent with flights to Calgary and Winnipeg now operating year round.

Increased flights providing additional capacity to Halifax and Quebec City and the addition of widebody service to Vancouver were also announced by the airline. Additional schedule improvements include more flights to popular leisure destinations Fort LauderdaleTampaOrlandoCancun and Punta Cana this winter.

Ottawa is an important part of Air Canada’s network…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,” said Mark Galardo, executive vice-president, revenue and network planning, at Air Canada.

New schedules from Air Canada

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

Air Canada’s joint venture partner United Airlines is increasing Ottawa capacity this winter season with an additional frequency each day to Chicago and to Washington-Dulles. In total, the combined Air Canada and United Airlines U.S. schedule from Ottawa will offer (excluding services to Florida):

  • Ottawa to Chicago (three times daily)
  • Ottawa to New YorkNewark (three times daily)
  • Ottawa to Washington-Dulles (three times daily)
  • Ottawa to Washington-Reagan (once daily)
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