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Ottawa unveils development plans for Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Ottawa unveils development plans for Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

Transport bosses have announced a $100 million renovation project for Ottawa’s Macdonald–Cartier International Airport.

The decision comes in response to several years of steady growth with the airport on pace to surpass the five million passenger milestone by the end of 2018.

The various projects will help the airport accommodate the increase in passenger traffic, while providing top-quality service.

Under the five-year multi-phase enhancement programme, a new hotel will be added containing between 150 and 200 rooms, and will be connected to the airport by an indoor skywalk.

The terminal will expand its food court and retail services and move passenger security screening from the second to third floor.


The airport will also benefit from a new train station as part of Ottawa’s Trillium Line expansion project, with construction set to begin in 2019.

Trains are expected to serve passengers from 2021.

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Macdonald–Cartier International injects $2.2 billion into the local economy each year.

UK holidaymakers can connect with the airport in just seven hours, on a year round direct flight from London’s Heathrow with Air Canada.