Phoenix Sky Harbor Continues to Boost Travel Options to Canada
Travelers will soon be able to fly to and from several Canadian cities that previously did not have non-stop service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This is part of Phoenix Sky Harbor’s continued effort to strengthen and develop air service to international destinations.
On Saturday, November 6, the inaugural flight from Phoenix Sky Harbor to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport took place. This seasonal flight operated by Air Canada runs on Saturdays and Sundays until April 30, 2011. It allows American travelers to visit a world-class destination with a European flair right here in North America. For Canadian travelers, they are able to escape the wintry weather and relax in the Valley of the Sun.
Additionally, beginning in December, WestJet will offer seasonal service to two new Canadian cities in the province of Saskatchewan. On December 17, WestJet will begin offering service to Saskatoon. This flight will operate on Thursdays. On Fridays beginning December 18, WestJet will offer non-stop service to Regina.
The demand for Canadian air service has increased over the years. In fact, what many people may not know is that Canada is Phoenix’s largest and fastest growing international market. And, Phoenix offers a variety of industries that draw companies to the area thus increasing the demand for air service to/from Canada and other areas. Phoenix is particularly strong in the areas of aerospace/aviation, biotech, high-tech, and solar.
Air Canada provides year-round service between Phoenix and Toronto. This year, the carrier doubled its Toronto service this winter season by adding a second daily flight that began operating October 1 and will continue through May 1, 2011. Air Canada operates seasonal service to Calgary and now Montreal.
Phoenix customers can also fly on a year-round basis on US Airways to Edmonton, Vancouver, and Calgary.
“The demand for air service between Phoenix and Canada has never been stronger,” said Air Service Development Manager Jim Peterson. “US Airways, Air Canada and WestJet provide our customers with many convenient options for providing air service between Phoenix and Canada.”
Last updated: 12/13/2010