Mark Laroche 

After being at less than 10 per cent of pre-COVID levels earlier in the year, passenger volumes at YOW have climbed to within 50 per cent of their 2019 totals.
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The Ottawa International Airport Authority is making it easier – and more cost efficient – for travellers to depart directly from the capital thanks to a new parking program. 
It’s the first time in 15 years that the carrier will offer service between the nation’s capital and the Toronto Island airport.
Airport boss Mark Laroche says he’s still awaiting word on when the feds will reopen the terminal to direct flights from U.S. and international destinations.
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Ottawa International Airport Authority CEO Mark Laroche didn’t sugar-coat the impact of the pandemic on the facility’s bottom line.
Airport officials “weren’t expecting anything explicit” in the feds’ latest spending plan, spokesperson says.
Airline's plans to connect Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax and Toronto to the capital were put on hold last year due to the pandemic.
Toronto-based airline currently employs about 100 people in the capital.
Airport authority boss Mark Laroche says just one million passengers are expected to pass through the Ottawa terminal in 2021, down from 5.1 million two years ago.