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Air Canada to Expand Service from Ottawa Year Round

DALLAS – Air Canada (AC) has announced that it will significantly expand flights from Ottawa (YOW) by almost 60 percent, with daily flights to Calgary (YYC) and Winnipeg (YWG) operating year-round. AC has also increased capacity to Halifax (YHZ) and Quebec City (YQB), and plans to deploy wide-body aircraft on one of its two daily flights to Vancouver (YVR).

The Canadian flag carrier has added more flights to popular leisure destinations for Winter 2024. The flights to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) are increased from four to six times weekly, Orlando (MCO) from two to four times weekly, and Tampa (TPA) from one to two times a week. Moreover, the flights to Cancun (CUN) and Punta Cana (PUJ) are increased from three to four times a week.

Mark Galardo, the executive vice president for Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, also said that they are increasing the options to travel to and from the U.S. with the joint partner United Airlines (UA). The combined AC and UA schedule from YOW will offer passengers three daily flights to Chicago (ORD), New York-Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD), whereas once daily flight to Washington Reagan (DCA).

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Enhancing Tourism

Increased flights from Ottawa by AC will make it easier for Canadian and American visitors to access the city. This will also boost tourism and support growth for business events, sports hosting, and tour operators.

"I'm delighted to see Air Canada significantly increase air service in and out of Ottawa. This is great news for Ottawa's economy and recognizes the importance and vibrancy of the Ottawa market on the world stage. It's particularly welcome news for the tourism industry, for business owners, and for Ottawa residents travelling to destinations throughout North America," said Mark Sutcliffe, Mayor of Ottawa.

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