After an absence of almost 600 days, and with only an 18-minute delay, an international flight finally touched down again in Ottawa.
Flair Airlines Flight 335 from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with only about 20 passengers on board, landed at the Ottawa International Airport on Sunday afternoon, about eight hours after the same Boeing 737 left Ottawa for Florida.
The plane’s departure and later arrival were YOW’s first international flights since the federal government on March 18, 2020 — 592 days earlier — limited international flights to four Canadian airports, in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
Only one other international flight, an evening United flight to Washington, D.C., was scheduled in Ottawa on Sunday.
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