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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):

  • Along with Air Canada, the airport was the joint winner of the 2010 Ottawa Tourism Award for Tourism Partnership of the Year in recognition of the co-operative work done in promoting Air Canada's non-stop flight between Frankfurt and Ottawa.
  • 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 2010 Airport Service Quality Award for Best Airport in the World for the 2–5 million passengers category went to Ottawa Airport.
  • In February 2010, Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport was recognized by customers for its excellent customer service in the results of Airports Council International's Airport Service Quality program.
  • 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 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.
  • The airport was originally opened at Uplands on a high plateau south of Ottawa by the Ottawa Flying Club, which still operates from the field.
  • In August 1959, a U.S.
  • 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.
  • The airport's board of directors approved a further expansion of the airport's passenger terminal on April 4, 2006.
  • Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport (YOW) has 3 runways.
  • On February 17, 2008, a WestJet Boeing 737 from Calgary International Airport went off the end of runway 07 shortly after landing.

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