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YOW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: YOW / CYOW
Airport Name: Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
GPS Coordinates: 45°19'20"N by 75°40'1"W
Area Served: Ottawa, Ontario
Operator/Owner: Transport Canada
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 374 feet (114 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW):

  • At the turn of the millennium, the Ottawa Airport Authority announced plans to build a second, adjacent terminal to meet the demands of increased traffic.
  • On September 15, 1988, a Bradley Air Services BAe 748 crashed on approach to runway 25, killing both crew members.
  • Macdonald–Cartier Airport is part of Canada's busiest air corridor between Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, which is commonly referred to as the Eastern Triangle.
  • OC Transpo bus route 97 provides frequent express service to downtown along a dedicated transitway with connections to the O-Train and other bus stations.
  • The 2011 it won Best Airport in North America of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International, as well as 2nd Best Airport by Size in the 2 to 5 million passenger category.
  • The closest airport to Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport (YRO), which is located only 10 miles (15 kilometers) N of YOW.
  • The south field consists of the two longer runways, 07/25 and 14/32, designed for jet airliners.
  • Because of Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport's relatively low elevation of 374 feet, planes can take off or land at Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • In 2003, the Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport Authority unveiled its new passenger terminal building.
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) has 3 runways.
  • The furthest airport from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,465 miles (18,451 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.

Map of Nearest Airports from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19.57 miles (15.41 km) NOttawa/Rockcliffe Airport (YRO)Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaView Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport on a map Set YRO as destination Airport Get more information about Ottawa/Rockcliffe Airport
214.65 miles (23.58 km) NNEGatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport (YND)Gatineau, Quebec, CanadaView Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport on a map Set YND as destination Airport Get more information about Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport
329.23 miles (47.04 km) SSWSmiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport (YSH)Smiths Falls, Ontario, CanadaView Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport on a map Set YSH as destination Airport Get more information about Smiths Falls-Montague (Russ Beach) Airport
445.34 miles (72.97 km) SSEOgdensburg International Airport (OGS)Ogdensburg, New York, United StatesView Ogdensburg International Airport on a map Set OGS as destination Airport Get more information about Ogdensburg International Airport
547.37 miles (76.23 km) SBrockville Regional Tackaberry Airport (XBR)Brockville, Ontario, CanadaView Brockville Regional Tackaberry Airport on a map Set XBR as destination Airport Get more information about Brockville Regional Tackaberry Airport
648.15 miles (77.48 km) ESEMassena International Airport (MSS)Massena, New York, United StatesView Massena International Airport on a map Set MSS as destination Airport Get more information about Massena International Airport
755.82 miles (89.84 km) ESECornwall Regional Airport (YCC)Cornwall, Ontario, CanadaView Cornwall Regional Airport on a map Set YCC as destination Airport Get more information about Cornwall Regional Airport
867.48 miles (108.60 km) NNWManiwaki Airport (YMW)Maniwaki, Quebec, CanadaView Maniwaki Airport on a map Set YMW as destination Airport Get more information about Maniwaki Airport
970.42 miles (113.34 km) SMaxson Airfield (AXB)Alexandria Bay, New York, United StatesView Maxson Airfield on a map Set AXB as destination Airport Get more information about Maxson Airfield
1082.64 miles (132.99 km) ENEMontréal–Mirabel International Airport (YMX)Mirabel (near Montreal), Quebec, CanadaView Montréal–Mirabel International Airport on a map Set YMX as destination Airport Get more information about Montréal–Mirabel International Airport
1185.25 miles (137.20 km) WNWPembroke Airport (YTA)Pembroke, Ontario, CanadaView Pembroke Airport on a map Set YTA as destination Airport Get more information about Pembroke Airport
1286.37 miles (138.99 km) NNEMont-Tremblant International Airport (YTM)Mont-Tremblant (La Macaza), Quebec, CanadaView Mont-Tremblant International Airport on a map Set YTM as destination Airport Get more information about Mont-Tremblant International Airport
1388.43 miles (142.31 km) SSWKingston Airport (YGK)Kingston, Ontario, CanadaView Kingston Airport on a map Set YGK as destination Airport Get more information about Kingston Airport
1490.89 miles (146.28 km) WNWPetawawa Airport (YWA)Petawawa, Ontario, CanadaView Petawawa Airport on a map Set YWA as destination Airport Get more information about Petawawa Airport
1593.56 miles (150.57 km) SWatertown International Airport (ART)Watertown, New York, United StatesView Watertown International Airport on a map Set ART as destination Airport Get more information about Watertown International Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,465.09 miles (18,451.23 km) SWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
211,450.77 miles (18,428.18 km) SWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
311,441.65 miles (18,413.51 km) SWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
411,428.96 miles (18,393.09 km) SWAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
511,415.06 miles (18,370.72 km) SWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
611,367.66 miles (18,294.43 km) SWKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
711,338.28 miles (18,247.15 km) SWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
811,333.60 miles (18,239.61 km) SWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
911,321.69 miles (18,220.45 km) SWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1011,247.89 miles (18,101.68 km) SSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1111,210.36 miles (18,041.28 km) SWEsperance Airport (EPR)Esperance, AustraliaView Esperance Airport on a map Set EPR as destination Airport Get more information about Esperance Airport
1211,162.21 miles (17,963.80 km) SSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1311,153.90 miles (17,950.41 km) SSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1411,121.79 miles (17,898.74 km) SSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1511,102.16 miles (17,867.16 km) SSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport