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Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 10:22 AM - For Immediate Release

Nonstop Flights to Vancouver, BC Return to SMF

March 7, 2022 (Sacramento, CA) – Starting June 1, 2022, Air Canada will resume nonstop service between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) following a 26-month suspension due to the COVID pandemic.

“We are thrilled to relaunch nonstop flights between Sacramento and Vancouver, BC in June” said Cindy Nichol, Director of Sacramento County Department of Airports. “We look forward to welcoming guests visiting the greater Sacramento region from Canada, and serving residents wanting to travel to beautiful British Columbia on our daily, year-round flights. YVR is an important hub for Air Canada with convenient connecting flights across Canada, transpacific and transatlantic destinations.”

Vancouver is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A place of majestic mountains, sparking oceans, and rainforests, Vancouver offer visitors world-class skiing in the winter and beautiful beaches and promenades in the summer. Explore historic Gastown, Granville Island, and Stanley Park, or head to Whistler on the Sea to Sky highway. Vancouver also has easy access to Victoria, Vancouver Island, and the Canadian Rockies.

"With our recovery accelerating and North American flying reaching 90% of pre-pandemic levels this summer, we are offering more options across the continent," Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada, said in a statement, adding, "our revitalized North American network, designed to connect easily with our global network, gives customers by far the widest choice of routings and destinations of any Canadian carrier this summer."


Daily flights will take place on a 76-seat CRJ-900 aircraft offering business and economy class service. Access to Air Canada’s vast international flight network are available through easy one-stop connections via Vancouver.

Passengers traveling from Canada to Sacramento will pre-clear US customs prior to boarding in Vancouver.

Tickets are now on sale at and through the Air Canada App.

Read the press release from Air Canada here.

Contact: Scott Johnston
Media line: 916-540-6795

The Sacramento County Department of Airports is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 36 destinations. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Department of Airports is more than $4 billion annually. For more information, visit