San Diego Business Journal  

Air Canada announced Tuesday the airline will resume flights to Toronto and add nonstop service between Montréal via Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and San Diego International Airport. The new service, to begin May 20, will be the first-ever nonstop service between Montréal and San Diego.  

Flights will 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 service on Air Canada to Montréal provides our region with a much-needed nonstop connection to this metropolitan Canadian city and beyond,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president and CEO.  

“Until today, Montréal was our largest and most requested unserved market in Canada, so we are thrilled with today’s announcement,” Becker added. “Our thanks to Air Canada for expanding both business and tourism between our two regions.”  

“People are ready to travel, and we’re excited to add our services between San Diego and Montréal,”  said Mark Galardo, senior VP at Air Canada. 


“With overall travel demand accelerating,” Galardo added, “we are offering additional convenient options to connect people from across Canada as well as from Air Canada’s extensive global network to and from California’s Beach City for tourism and leisure activities. Additionally, our Montréal flights offer people in the San Diego area an additional travel option to transit easily and conveniently through to Europe and beyond.”