Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Canada by passenger traffic, serving over 4.5 million passengers, and fifth for airplane movements. Based just six miles from Ottawa, the airport is an Air Canada focus city and formerly functioned as a military base. Several years ago Ottawa Airport won various awards, including the Best Airport in North America in its class. HAPPYCAR offers various attractive options for an Ottawa Airport car hire so that wherever you decide to go, you take control of how you travel through Ontario and into the rest of Canada. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
From 1928, the airfield that would eventually become Ottawa Airport began offering some of the first cross-country services, and alongside the establishment of a training school for the Royal Canadian Air Force, air traffic began to increase substantially. In the 50's, the airport was the busiest airport in the country, and when the airport became fully commercial in 1960, passenger capacity greatly increased. By 1980, however, the airport was serving over 2 million passengers, more than double the allocated capacity, and further development was conducted in the turn of the millennium to create a second terminal.
Ottawa Airport has a wide selection of food, drink and shopping options, with some of the highest quality of service in the world, along with a number of other facilities that meet the needs of many different people. These include high-tech business facilities and luxury lounges. The terminal’s interiors are intricately designed to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere for passengers, and include a number of sculptures and carvings from Canadian artists.
There is much to see and do in the area. With an Ottawa Airport car rental it takes only 15 minutes’ drive to Ottawa, the beautiful capital of Canada, with museums and breath-taking architecture galore. The Francophone culture pervading the region is also worth a while to soak up and enjoy, and a car hire Ottawa Airport is required in order to fully experience all that the region offers. The outstanding location of the airport means that you can immediately take advantage of the primary road network with a car rental Ottawa Airport, through Ontario and on to all of the major cities in Canada. Montreal sits close by, with Toronto and Quebec flanking on both sides and you can explore the area with a speed, convenience and personal freedom that public transportation just can’t beat. HAPPYCAR can make your Canadian dreams comes true when you book your next car hire at Ottawa Airport!