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Sabrina LoPiccolo
Senior Communications Specialist
T: 619.400.2454
M: 619.929.9277
E: slopicco@san.org

Nicole Hall
Senior Communications Specialist
T: 619.400.2859
M: 858.531.2863
E: nhall@san.org

After hours and weekends please email comms@san.org or call the Airport Communications Center at 858.531.2863

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WestJet Resumes Seasonal Nonstop Flights to Vancouver from San Diego International Airport

Friday, May 20, 2022

WestJet has resumed seasonal nonstop service between Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada via Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN). The nonstop flights operate two times weekly on Thursdays and Sundays through September. The resumption comes after WestJet suspended service to the city in March 2020 due to COVID-19.

“I welcome back the seasonal nonstop flights to Vancouver on WestJet,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “This is an important route as it allows travelers to visit western Canada but also connect to other North American routes across Canada. We appreciate WestJet resuming service to Vancouver.”

Located on the Burrard Peninsula in western Canada, Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world. Within its cityscape are the North Shore Mountains, Mount Baker in the state of Washington, Vancouver Island across the Strait of Georgia, and Bowen Island to the northwest. It’s home to nine beaches, eight by the ocean and one by a freshwater lake. It has many diverse neighborhoods and is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada. One of the most popular attractions in Vancouver is Stanley Park. Sprawling more than 900 acres amid an urban landscape, the park offers hiking trails through rainforest, rhododendron and rose gardens, natural, cultural, and historical landmarks, playgrounds, and more.  

This is WestJet’s second nonstop destination from SAN. The airline resumed service between San Diego and Calgary, Alberta, Canada in September 2021. For schedule and tickets, please visit westjet.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.

 

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