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.
Air France is today launching its new non-stop service between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Quebec City.