Today, Air Canada celebrated its first nonstop flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Montréal, Québec, Canada via Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). This is the first-ever nonstop service between the two cities. Flights operate three times weekly during the peak summer travel season with arrivals into San Diego on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and departures from San Diego on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
“The new flights to Montréal are a welcome addition to our international route offerings,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “Montréal has been our largest and most requested market within Canada and serves as a connection to other Canadian cities and beyond. I would like to congratulate Air Canada on their expansion at SAN.”
“San Diego is an extremely popular destination, appealing to Canadians and global customers alike who enjoy the leisure activities, recreation, arts and culture, tourism and hospitality Southern California is renowned for. With customer interest in travel resuming post pandemic, we are thrilled to launch our services connecting San Diego to our Montréal hub, complementing our flights from San Diego to Vancouver and Toronto. In addition to enabling Canadians and global visitors to come visit San Diego our flights also make it especially convenient for San Diego area residents to visit and enjoy everything Canada has to offer, or to connect internationally beyond at our hub airports,” said Lisa Pierce – Vice President, Canada & USA Sales for Air Canada.
Montréal is the most populous city in Québec and the second-most populous city in Canada. Both the French and English languages are spoken in the city and 120 ethnocultural communities are represented. The city boasts more than 50 museums, more than 800 public artworks, a dedicated entertainment district, Quartier des spectacles, featuring more than 80 cultural venues, and is home to the Montréal Canadiens which holds the most Stanley Cups in National Hockey League history.
Air Canada resumed service between San Diego and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on August 1, 2021, and resumed service between San Diego and Toronto, Ontario, Canada on March 3, 2022. For schedule and tickets, please visit aircanada.com.
For information on Canadian travel requirements please visit, travel.gc.ca/travel-covid. SAN has an on-site COVID-19 testing option through Carbon Health for travelers wanting to get tested before a trip. Appointments are required and there is a fee for tests. For more information please visit, carbonhealth.com/covid-19-travel-clearance.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAN)
Owned and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority), San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the busiest single-runway commercial service airports in the world and the third-busiest airport in California. SAN contributes nearly $12 billion in economic activity for the region by connecting the world to San Diego and San Diego to the world. In November 2021, the Airport Authority began construction on the New T1 which includes the replacement of a new Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new administration building. The New T1 program’s total project budget is $3.4 billion and is estimated to create between 15,000 to 20,000 construction-related jobs. For more information about the New T1 please visit newt1.com. For more information about SAN please visit san.org.