Ottawa/Macdonald-Cartier International Airport or Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (L'aéroport international Macdonald-Cartier in French), (IATA: YOW,
in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is named after Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier. Located in Riverside South, 5.5 NM (10.2 km; 6.3 mi) south
of downtown Ottawa, it is Canada's sixth busiest airport by airline passenger traffic and fifth busiest by aircraft movements, with 4,624,626
passengers and 170,946 aircraft movements in 2011.
The airport is one of eight Canadian airports that have United States border preclearance facilities.
The 2011 it won Best Airport in North America of the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International, as well as 2nd
Best Airport by Size in the 2 to 5 million passenger category.