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Three Canadian Carriers Resume Flights to Puerto Rico to Expand Summer Offering

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An Air Transat A321 featuring a special “Kids Club” sticker on its livery. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

With the start of the 2022/2023 boreal winter season, three Canadian airlines resumed operations to Puerto Rico. Carlos Mercado Santiago, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), celebrated the arrival of these airlines at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU).

“The restart of this service during the high season of our tourism industry increases the supply and accessibility of our destination, providing a magnificent opportunity to continue to expand Puerto Rico’s projection in international markets and thus increase the contribution of Tourism to the economic development of the Island,” said the PRTC director.

The combined economic impact of Air Canada, WestJet and Air Transat air operations is estimated to exceed $14.4 million and add more than 23,000 seats between November 2022 and April 2023.

On November 12 Air Canada and WestJet were the first Canadian airlines to resume operations between Toronto (YYZ) and San Juan (SJU). The first flight was AC 1252, operated by an Airbus A220, which took off from Lester Pearson Airport (YYZ) at 08:49 local time and landed at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) at 14:17, after four hours and 28 minutes.

In addition to its operations between Toronto (YYZ) and San Juan (SJU), Air Canada plans to add another service to Puerto Rico from Montreal (YUL) starting December 3; WestJet will continue to operate a single route; and Air Transat will resume operations to Luis Muñoz Marín Airport starting December 20. All scheduled operations between Puerto Rico and Canada for next December will comprise an offer of 2,156 weekly seats through all Canadian carriers.

Flight schedule between Canada and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)

(Data obtained through Cirium, subject to change)

Air Transat

  • Toronto (YYZ): Tuesday.
  • Montreal (YUL): Sunday.

All flights are operated on Airbus A321LR aircraft with 199 seats in two classes.

Air Canada

  • Toronto (YYZ): Saturday and Sunday.
  • Montreal (YYZ): Saturday and Sunday.

All flights operated on Airbus A220-300 aircraft with a 137-seat capacity. The airline will be the largest airline operator in this market in terms of seat capacity.

WestJet

  • Toronto (YYZ): Saturday.

All flights are operated on Boeing 737-700 aircraft with 132 seats.

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This article was originally published by Rainer Nieves Dolande on Aviacionline in syndication with AirlineGeeks.

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