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9/10

"the process was fast"

(United States)

High marks for YOW. Transited from USA to international. There is no sterile transit area. One has to enter Canada and then go through security again, but the process was fast. I was number 2 at passport control. Service personnel uniformly nice and helpful. Reasonable number of shops and eateries for a small airport. Well done, Ottawa.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitJuly 2016
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
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Wifi Connectivity 12345
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9/10

"small and not complicated"

(Canada)

I really like this airport, it is small and not complicated. It is really clean and they have a small but nice section for kids to play. Just wish there were more restaurant for the US side. There are usually no delays. The airport is a bit far from downtown, so a bit expensive in taxi, but hey, they have Uber and lot of parking space.
Experience At AirportArrival Only
Date VisitMarch 2016
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
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8/10

"there aren't many food options"

(Canada)

A good airport to fly in and out of. Lines are not long and staff are friendly. While it is outside of the city there is OC Transpo service via busways directly to downtown. The only down side is that there aren't many food options past security.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitSeptember 2015
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
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Terminal Cleanliness 12345
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7/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Arrived from London and agree with other reviewers about airport size and lack of walking needed to get through immigration and baggage claim. Found immigration hostile to my wife (US citizen) but OK to me. Inane questions and suspicious attitudes are unwelcoming. Little choice of food in departures when returning to UK but interesting architecture and layout - rivals new T2 at Heathrow.
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10/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(Canada)

Wonderful! Right size efficient super clean reliable in all weather conditions and wonderful ergonomics.
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8/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(Canada)

We (2 adults 2 kids) came here about a year ago (YOW-PUJ) nothing bad but nothing good. Very clean and a lot of Sunwing! Workers are nice and there is a great viewing area for kids! But the downside is long waiting times for everything! Otherwise it was pretty good and we will be using it again on Mar 22 for a flight to London UK then Warsaw Poland and back. Will review it again then.
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10/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(United States)

Great airport: small clean easily accessible low traffic airplanes typically on time.
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9/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

YOW-LHR. I loved the small feel of this airport but still getting the quality of JFK. It would be nice to have an expansion of the actual places you could fly out of but still excellent.
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7/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

I transited through Ottawa while travelling from London to Washington - a slightly unorthodox way of flying that route but there was an excellent deal on Air Canada! I found the airport to be clean efficient and easy to use. I had to go through Canadian immigration before going through US immigration in Canada (it's fairly standard of course to have US immigration desks in major Canadian airports). In both cases processing was quick and easy - the fastest US immigration queue I've ever had at any airport and certainly much much faster than I would have faced at Washington Dulles! I do wish that the food options were a little better airside for travellers to the US but they were functional. I did find the language politics in the airport entertaining but then I've lived in Brussels and have past experience of capital cities that try to balance two languages; an ability to speak French might help if you're addressed in that language first (which happened to me a couple of times) but I doubt monoglot English speakers would have a real problem.
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4/10

Ottawa Airport customer review

(Canada)

I love the size of the airport. The free wifi is very beneficial for people with layovers. There are a fair number of shops and restaurants in the airport. It's all very clean and modern. One of my favourite aspects of this airport is the easy access for plane spotters.
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