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Air Canada Increases U.S. and Caribbean Connectivity From Ottawa

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Air Canada is putting Ottawa (YOW) firmly on the map.

The carrier is ramping up frequencies to and from the airport by almost 60%, including more weekly flights to the U.S. and the Caribbean.

“Air Canada’s decision to increase flight capacity to Ottawa International Airport is a significant development for our city,” said Michael Crockatt, president and CEO at Ottawa Tourism. “This enhancement will make it easier for Canadian and American visitors to access Ottawa, supporting growth for business events, sport hosting, tour operators, and leisure visitation.”

Here’s more on Air Canada’s increased frequencies to the U.S. and the Caribbean from the Canadian capital.

More Flights to Ottawa From the U.S. and Caribbean This Winter

Air Canada is giving those living in and around its capital city more chances to escape the grueling Canadian winter with increased frequencies to the following warm destinations across the Caribbean and the U.S: Cancun (CUN), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Orlando (MCO), Punta Cana (PUJ), and Tampa (TPA).

Florida is a highly sought-after winter getaway for Canadians seeking respite from the cold months. To accommodate the demand, the number of weekly flights from Ottawa to Fort Lauderdale will increase from 4 to 6. Additionally, the frequency of weekly flights to other popular Florida destinations, like Orlando and Tampa, will double.

Canadians wanting a sun-soaked getaway beyond Florida will now have even more opportunities to do so, as the number of weekly flights to the popular tourist hotspots of Cancun and Punta Cana has increased from 3 to 4.

The updated winter schedule also benefits U.S. travelers who might want to explore the Canadian capital.

Destination Frequency UpdateDates
Cancun (CUN)from 3 to 4 weekly flightsDecember 16, 2024 to March 1, 2025
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)from 4 to 6 weekly flightsOctober 27, 2024 to April 2025
Orlando (MCO)from 2 to 4 weekly flightsOctober 27, 2024 to April 2025
Punta Cana (PUJ)from 3 to 4 weekly flightsDecember 1, 2024 to April 2025
Tampa (TPA)from 1 to 2 weekly flightsOctober 28, 2024 to April 2025

Air Canada Rouge — the airline’s low-cost subsidiary aimed at leisure travelers — is the operator of the routes with increased frequencies.

The Airbus A319 with 12 Premium Rouge and 124 economy seats will be deployed on the route.

Air Canada Rouge A319 interior
Air Canada Rouge’s (slightly dated) premium cabin on the Airbus A319. Image Credit: Air Canada
Hot Tip:

You can earn and burn Air Canada Aeroplan points on Air Canada Rouge flights.

Final Thoughts

Air Canada is doubling down (quite literally in some cases) on the U.S. and the Caribbean this coming winter travel season. The increased frequencies to warmer destinations will no doubt be welcomed by Canadians looking to escape the capital during winter.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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