17 DECEMBER 2018
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Transport bosses have announced a $100m 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 to 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, while 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 30min from downtown Ottawa, Macdonald–Cartier International injects $2.2bn into the local economy each year.
Business travellers from the UK can connect with the airport in just 7hr on a year-round direct flight from Heathrow with Air Canada.
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