Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Air Canada ‘significantly’ increasing flights to, from Ottawa

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Those flying to and from the nation’s capital will have a few more options as Air Canada announces it’s adding flights to the city.

On Friday, the airline said it will be adding 60 per cent more flights to and from Ottawa compared to 2023.

Travellers will have more options to Calgary and Winnipeg with those paths now operating year-round. More flights were added to Halifax and Quebec City and a larger plane was added to Vancouver.

Ottawa residents can also enjoy more flights to Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Cancun and Punta Cana starting this winter.

“This is great news for Ottawa’s economy and recognizes the importance and vibrancy of the Ottawa market on the world stage,” Mayor Mark Sutcliffe said in a press release.”It’s particularly welcome news for the tourism industry, for business owners, and for Ottawa residents travelling to destinations throughout North America.”

Through a joint venture with United Airlines, Air Canada is also increasing trips to Chicago, Washington and New York.

Starting in the winter, there will be three trips daily to Chicago, New York-Newark, Washington-Dulles and one trip daily to Washington-Reagan. 

“Timely and strategic, these flights cater to the needs of Ottawa-Gatineau residents as they jet off to their favourite destinations or welcome visitors from afar,” Joel Tkach, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, of the Ottawa International Airport Authority, said.

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