Talk:Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport

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Official Name of Airport[edit]

I sent a message through the web site for Ottawa International Airport. They told me that the name of the airport is Ottawa International Airport. Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is used only outside of Canada. SNIyer12

  • Macdonald-Cartier is also the name used by the inhabitants and media of Ottawa. - SimonP 15:04, July 29, 2005 (UTC)
  • I think we may be confusing the name that the airport authority currently uses to market the airport (Ottawa International Airport) versus its official name (Macdonald-Cartier International Airport). I agree with SimonP that the name Macdonald-Cartier is also used within Canada, even if the airport's current marketing strategy avoids it. Skeezix1000 21:59, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Being from Ottawa, I just call it the Ottawa Airport, and that's what I hear my friends and family use. --20px Spinboy 22:08, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • I don't believe that anyone is disputing that. The concern that was raised is over the official name, and whether the Mac-Cart name is only used internationally. Skeezix1000 01:28, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • But don't forget that NAV CANADA in the Canada Flight Supplement lists it as Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. It's like Toronto and others, there are multiple offical names. CambridgeBayWeather 22:16, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Agreed. Air traffic control generally refers to it as "the Ottawa airport", "Ottawa International", or "the International" but that's a matter of local usage, just like many aviation people refer to Toronto City Centre as "Toronto Island" or just "the Island". Old names die out slowly for airports -- many people still call Montreal/Trudeau "Dorval", for example. David 22:49, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
  • I looked it up and the Order-in-Council (P.C. 1996-1391) designating the airport authority and the transfer date to the authority refers to it as "Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport". Skeezix1000 01:28, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • That's nearly 10 years ago by the look of it and the name could have been changed since then. I think we all have to agree that there is more than one "offical" name. It's too late now but I think what should have been done with most of these airports is the article should have used the airport authority name and the infobox the CFS/NavCanada name (or the other way round). CambridgeBayWeather 02:38, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • I think that's the point, though -- there is one official name. There may be multiple names in use, but only one is the official name, and the feds have the naming rights. The question is, what is the latest name designation by the federal government? Unless there has been a more recent Order-in-Council from the cabinet (and maybe I missed it), the 1996 order would appear to be the most recent name designation. An agency like NavCanada might use a different name for its own purposes, but NavCanada doesn't have naming authority. Skeezix1000 11:17, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
    • The Order-in-Council would have to do with the ownership of the airport; you want to look in the CFS to see what name the airport has registered with Transport Canada (in this case, it's the same). Page A4 of the CFS says that Nav Canada maintains the information, but all changes have to go through the Minister of Transport (who actually registers and certifies aerodromes). David 12:38, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Go have a look at Talk:Toronto Pearson International Airport. They moved it from Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport (it's CFS listing) to Toronto Pearson International Airport (the GTAA listing). This whole naming thing should be taken over to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Airports as there are several Canadaian airports with articles that to my mind have strange names when compared to the CFS. Some examples are CFB Goose Bay (CFS is Goose Bay), Greater Moncton International Airport (CFS is Moncton/Greater Moncton International Airport), Greater Sudbury Airport (CFS is Sudbury Airport) and (try and guess where this airport is before looking at it) North Peace Airport. CambridgeBayWeather 18:49, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
      • For what it's worth, I agree with you. The CFS names have the advantage of not only being official and registered (while the airport authority can use whatever nickname it wants in marketing material, and change it on alternate Tuesdays), but they always indicate clearly where the airport is located, which makes the article titles much more useful in categories, etc. I quit fighting this fight a few months ago, though. David 12:53, 13 October 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia is not airnav.com[edit]

Am I the only person here who feels that pilot information is more than a little out of Wikipedia's depth? Alr 01:31, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Jazz to Toronto/City Centre?[edit]

Isn't Jazz service to Toronto/City Centre still suspended? I noticed that someone took it out but then put it back in again. Jazz canceled the service when their lease agreement ran out at the terminal there. David 01:42, 4 May 2006 (UTC)

No, Jazz is still NOT flying to Toronto City Centre. Some people may be confused because Air Canada's online timetable will show a list of currently scheduled flights. However, if you download their printable timetable it shows no flights to/from that airport. Also, if you attempt to make a booking, the system will tell you there are no flights. Lastly, I live near Toronto City Centre Airport, and trust me when I say that there are no Air Canada Jazz planes going in or out. Steggall 12:33, 2 Jun 2006 (UTC)

Airlines[edit]

"United Express operated by Shuttle America (Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles [begins September 5])" and "Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul [begins August 2])" give out of context and useless info in that they have no year. --Stacecom 22:00, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Ranking[edit]

Here's a link to a Stats Canada report showing CYOW in 6th place by airline passenger movements in 2005. I've changed "passengers" to "airline passengers" in the article to make it clear that we're not talking about passengers in GA aircraft, since there are no stats available for those. David 01:26, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Service to MSP[edit]

I noticed someone had requested info about whether there was service to Minneapolis/St. Paul. I know it started last year. It started service in 2007[1], and has apparently suspended service until May 2, 2008, at least according to their downloadable timetable. I will add MSP back as being served...Gittinsj (talk) 04:41, 6 January 2008 (UTC)gittinsj

Airlines and Destinations in tables[edit]

Please don't put the Airlines and Destinations section into tables as it displays the information either incorrectly and/or incompletely. Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kschuler (talkcontribs) 01:27, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Can you please elaborate? The airlines and destinations are up to date and if you look at the sites of other Canadian airports, they are all listed in tables. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.196.141.101 (talk) 03:09, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Airports/page content, is a link to the Airports editing/entering guidline. It really doesn't matter whether or not the Airlines and Destinations are put into lists or tables, however lists are more clear to view and are recomended by Wikipedia. The tables that are used for the Ottawa International Airport page are displaying information incorrectly and incompletely. The full airline must be shown, not just the operator ex(bullet: Northwest Airlines, indented bullet: Northwest Airlink operated by Pinnacle Airlines (then destination)). Same with Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz (Jazz cannot be listed as a new different Airline) Second, there is one terminal at the Ottawa Airport that has two different sections, not two different terminals.

Thank You, kschuler — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kschuler (talkcontribs) 22:13, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Photos of old terminal building?[edit]

Does anybody have photos of the former terminal building? I can't seem to find any anywhere online. --RealGrouchy (talk) 02:56, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Bearskin to Montreal[edit]

Since there's some confusion. Bearskin is launching flights to Montreal on May 1, and these are bookable on their website. However, it is intended only to be a stopgap measure until the fall, but until it is stopped, it is still a destination. See the second March 22 news update here Ravendrop 00:26, 31 March 2011 (UTC)