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Ottawa Airport Aspire Salon Lounge
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Welcome to the Aspire Salon Lounge at Ottawa International Airport

Welcome to Ottawa International Airport's Aspire Salon Lounge! An exclusive experience at Ottawa Airport which is available for all passengers travelling through the airport to book. Enjoy a wide variety of complimentary food and beverages, free and unlimited Wi-Fi, panoramic airport views and much more before you fly. The lounge offers hand sanitising stations throughout and operates with an increased cleaning schedules.


Enjoy a comprehensive self-serve buffet serving hot and cold food and beverages throughout the day. Care has been taken to include local flavours such as real maple syrup, St. Alberts Cheese and locally roasted coffee. Other menu items include favourites from around the world that will appeal to the tastes of our international guests. We are very pleased to be able to cater to special dietary requirements. 

The lounge also offers a self-serve bar, providing a variety of beverages including soft drinks, hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverages including beers, wines and spirits. 

If you have any questions about any of the food served in the lounge or want to seek allergy advice, please speak to a member of staff in the lounge. 


The Ottawa Airport Aspire Salon Lounge is a beautifully lit, warm and inviting environment to help you start your next trip in style.

Relax and enjoy a wide selection of complimentary self-service food and drinks at the lounge, comfortable seating areas, runway views and free and unlimited speedy Wi-Fi. The Ottawa Aspire Salon Lounge has been created to help passengers, irrespective of airline class start their trip in a calming and refreshing environment helping you to refuel ahead of your flight.  

The Ottawa Aspire Salon Lounge has been carefully designed to cater for both business and leisure travellers. The lounge is split into 4 sections, dine, work, lounge and relax. Lounge guests can also book access to separate business centre on the site which is charged at an additional cost with an a la carte food and beverage service available.

Guests are welcome to book the Aspire Salon Lounge for up to three hours prior to your flight flight departure time. You can purchase lounge entry online via ExecutiveLounges.com or by walk up on the day. The comfort and safety of our guests is priority and as such, we do respect the regulations regarding maximum capacity; entrance is subject to availability.

Getting to the lounge

The Lounge is accessible to all those travelling domestically and internationally. Unfortunately, those travelling Trans-Border are not able to access the area that the lounge resides. To access the Aspire Salon Lounge, please continue through security. Once you have passed security, turn left and follow the signs leading to gate 20. The Aspire Salon Lounge entrance is on the right hand side just after gate 18. 

Gate walking times

  • Gates 13-16=5-10 mins
  • Gates 17-22=1- 5 mins
  • Gates 23-29=1-5 mins

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How long can I stay in the lounge?

This varies by lounge. At the majority of lounges, it is 3 hours prior to flight departure. This information will be clearly displayed on the first step of the booking process as well as on each individual lounge page.

Your time in the lounge may also be limited by lounge opening and closing times. These times are again detailed on the individual lounge page.

If you would like to enter the lounge for more than 3 hours before your flight departure time, this would needs to be booked as an extended stay. 

In order to book for an extended stay, for example to book a 6 hours time slot, you would need to make 2 separate bookings via our website. The best way to do this is as follows:

Example: You are wanting to access the lounge from 8:00am-14:00pm

When making the first booking you will need to put down that the flight time is 14:00pm, this will then give you access from 11:00am (3 hour time slot)

The 2nd booking you make you will need to input the flight time as 11:00am, this will then gain you access from 08:00am (3 hour time slot)....which now in total has given you a full 6 hours of continuous stay.

Can I get into this airport lounge for free?

Access to the lounge can be obtained via various methods such as when travelling on certain airlines in Business Class, with a Priority Pass, American Express® or Dragonpass card, all of which allow access into the lounge with a swipe of the card at reception.

We do not charge a separate fee to customers that gain access via these methods, but that's not to say you will not be charged by your card supplier, as some give unlimited yearly access whilst others give a limited number of lounge visits per year.

It's best to check before travelling with your provider. If you do not get access to the lounge via any of these methods, you can prebook on this site (for a reduced fee), or simply pay on the day.

Is this lounge after security?

Yes, this lounge is after security (we call this ‘airside’) meaning you will pass through security screening before being able to gain access. On the plus side, this does mean the hard work is done and you can sit back and relax before your flight.

Can I gain lounge access with my American Express® Platinum or Centurion card?

Yes, you can gain access to the lounge using these American Express® cards as long as you have an active account / card has not expired and you are the account holder. Simply show your AMEX card to the receptionist and gain access this way.

Can I gain lounge access to this lounge via ‘Lounge Key’ or my Credit Card?

Yes, we work extensively with ‘Lounge Key’ meaning your qualifying bank card can gain you access to the lounge. It’s always best to check your access privileges, before travelling, with your provider.

How do Airport Lounges work?

On a simple level, our lounges offer a relaxing, comfortable place to stay before your flight. Unlike cafés and restaurants, we don’t want you to leave as soon as possible to free up a chair or sofa. We generally look after guests for 2 or 3 hours, offering Free WiFi, Food and Drink throughout your stay.

How you gain access is up to you. You can pre-book your visit on this site if you know your flight date / times. This is the most cost effective way of buying access. Alternatively, you may receive ‘travel perks’ with your bank account and are able to enter the lounge that way. Lastly, you may have an American Express® Platinum card, Priority Pass card or Dragonpass card – all of which allow access.

Does this lounge accept Dragonpass?

Yes, we work extensively with Dragonpass and Dragonpass via the Mastercard® Travel Pass, whereby qualifying Mastercard® customers can gain access with their bank card. If you are a Mastercard® customer, check your eligibility before you travel here.

Can anyone use an airport lounge?

Yes, anyone can use the lounge either by paying on the day or by booking on this site (this is the cheapest method of paid entry). You don’t need to be travelling in First Class, Business Class or be part of any frequent flyer schemes. You can simply pay and use the lounge, with all the benefits such as complimentary Food, Drink, WiFi and a comfortable seat with fantastic views.

You can also gain access via many of the methods we accept such as Priority pass, Dragonpass, and American Express® Platinum cards.

Can I gain lounge access with my Mastercard?

Mastercard have partnered with Dragonpass in Canada to offer lounge access to qualifying customers. check your eligibility before you travel here. If you do, we look forward to welcoming you into the lounge. If not, simply pre-book your visit on this site for guaranteed access.

Further Lounge Info

Important Information

Charging Points

This lounge provides charging points around the lounge allowing you to charge your gadgets prior to your journey.

Drinks, Snacks & Hot Food

Drinks and snacks are provided completely free of charge. We do ask that you enjoy the food and drink within the lounge and don't take it out.

Some items are only available at selected times of the day (ie breakfast items). Champagne and Prosecco are available for an additional charge during the booking process. Alcohol is not available to anyone under the age of 18.

We're Open to All Travelers

We welcome all travelers whether you are travelling economy or first class and as long as you agree to our terms and conditions of entry and have a valid boarding pass. We are also open to you no matter which airline you are travelling with. Do make sure that your flight leaves from the terminal you are booking.

Length of Stay

Standard stay time in our lounges is 3 hours prior to the scheduled departure time of your flight. If your flight is delayed, and have booked directly with us, you can remain in the lounge through our Guaranteed Delay Cover, until your flight is ready to board.

Getting to the Gate

To maintain a calm and peaceful ambience in our lounges, we don’t make flight announcements. Please make sure that you keep an eye on the flight information screens and leave enough time to get from the lounge to the gate.

Children & Infants

The lounge accepts children but we do ask that they be accompanied by an adult at all times.

No Booking Fees

We do not charge booking fees and there are no other hidden fees in making a booking through us (executivelounges.com).


  • Once through security, turn left and follow the signs leading to gate 20. The Aspire Salon Lounge entrance is on the right hand side just after gate 18.

Normal Opening Hours

This lounge is open daily.

Monday to Friday - 5.00am to 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Dress Code

The dress code is smart casual. Shorts are permitted. No clothing with offensive images, wording or any other items that could be perceived as inappropriate will be permitted. 

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Lounge Location

  • Once through security, turn left and follow the signs leading to gate 20. The Aspire Salon Lounge entrance is on the right hand side just after gate 18.


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