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Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerTransport Canada
OperatorOttawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority
ServesOttawa, Ontario
Elevation114 m (374 ft)
Aircraft movements172115
Number of Passengers4473894

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Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport or Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (L'aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier in French), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is named after Sirs John A. Macdonald and George-Étienne Cartier. Located in Riverside South, 5.5 NM south of downtown Ottawa, it is Canada's sixth busiest airport by airline passenger traffic and by aircraft movements, with 4,473,894 passengers and 172,115 aircraft movements in 2010. The airport is an Air Canada Express and Air Canada focus city and the home base for First Air. The airport is classified as an airport of entry by NAV CANADA and is staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency. The airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have United States border preclearance facilities. The airport was formerly a military base known as CFB Ottawa South/CFB Uplands.

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