YOW 2018

Ottawa International Airport Authority
Annual Report


To be the world-class gateway for Canada’s Capital Region and an economic engine that drives prosperity for our community.


The Authority is a leader in providing quality, safe, secure, sustainable and affordable air transportation services to the airport’s customers and communities and is a driver of economic growth within Canada’s Capital Region.

Organizational Values

The Authority conducts its business with:

  • Responsibility;
  • Sustainability;
  • Accountability; and
  • Integrity.

Strategic Directions

  • To grow strategically
  • To increase the economic footprint of the airport within the National Capital Region
  • To optimize operational performance, ensuring safe and secure operations
  • To pursue excellence
  • To provide additional flight frequencies and destinations


from the Chair of the Board of Directors


from the President and Chief Executive Officer

5 million

passengers travelled through YOW in 2018!

Well, we did it – 5 million passengers travelled through YOW in 2018! This milestone is important for many reasons, and it validates many of the projects we worked on throughout the year that will allow continued growth. We have often said that our passenger volumes are closely linked to the local economy; our results confirm that Ottawa-Gatineau is in growth mode.