Air Canada Is Bringing More Flights to Ottawa

Air Canada Is Bringing More Flights to Ottawa
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Air Canada will be bringing more flights to Ottawa throughout this year, with a big focus placed on the Winter 2024/25 season.

The Canadian carrier will be increasing or resuming certain services throughout the Summer & Winter seasons.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

What Flights is Air Canada Bringing To Ottawa?

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Air Canada will be resuming or has resumed the following flights from Ottawa:

  • Calgary – Daily service resumed on May 1 and is now a year-round service.
  • Winnipeg – Daily service resumed on April 30 and has been extended to year-round.
  • Halifax – Increases to three daily from July 1.
  • Quebec – Increased to daily on May 1.
  • Vancouver – Now operates twice daily, with one flight using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Furthermore, Air Canada will be increasing the following flights from Winter 2024:

  • Fort Lauderdale – Increasing from 4x weekly to 6x weekly.
  • Orlando – Increasing from 2x weekly to 4x weekly.
  • Tampa – Increasing from 1x weekly to 2x weekly.
  • Cancun – Increasing from 3x weekly to 4x weekly.
  • Punta Cana – Increasing from 3x weekly to 4x weekly.

The airline was also keen to note that through their partnership with United Airlines, flights are also increasing on the UA code:

  • Ottawa to Chicago (Expanded to 3x daily).
  • Ottawa to Newark (Expanded to 3x daily).
  • Ottawa to Washington Dulles (Expanded to 3x daily).
  • Ottawa to Washington Reagan (Once daily).

Commenting on the news for more Ottawa flights with Air Canada was Mark Sutcliffe, Mayor of Ottawa:

“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”.

Continuing on Theme of Operational Strength…

Air Canada Is Bringing More Flights to Ottawa
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Mark Galardo, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning had this to say on the Ottawa news:

“Ottawa is an important part of Air Canada’s network and in response to demand, we are growing our capacity to our nation’s capital city by almost 60 per cent compared to 2023.”

“We are very excited to add more flights to the rest of the country with the extension of key non-stop routes to year-round and additional capacity to other cities.”

“We are also adding capacity to popular sun destinations and in conjunction with our joint venture partner United Airlines, increasing options for travel to and from the U.S”.

Despite posting a C$81m loss in 1Q24, Air Canada will no doubt expect this to change through such flight changes and additions this year.

Such operational capacity has increased by 11%, which will set the carrier up for strong success in the year.

The expectation that the financial position will improve in the quarters ahead.


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In conclusion, it is strong news for the region of Ottawa that more flights will be coming with Air Canada.

The area is wanting to further solidify connections on the global stage, with aviation being a big part of that.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how well received these new flights will be.

As for the airline, all eyes will be on whether this will contribute to bolstered financial security in the short-term.

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