Chester, a seven-month-old Scottish Fold kitten who was lost by Air Canada at a Montreal airport last month, has finally arrived in Vancouver to meet its new family.

Amanda Stewart, who lives in Surrey, B.C., bought Chester from a Quebec breeder for $1,200, but the cat managed to escape from its airline-approved cat carrier on May 21 while at the Montreal airport en route to Vancouver.

Stewart set up a Facebook page to help co-ordinate searchers in Montreal and an airport employee found Chester last week prowling around an airport fence, safe and sound — if a little skinny.

Amanda Stewart holds Chester the cat in a black mesh carry bag

Amanda Stewart holds the cat carrier containing her new cat, Chester. (CBC)

Picking up Chester from Air Canada's cargo terminal in Vancouver Friday, Stewart said her family couldn't be happier to have him home, finally.

"He's great. I just had him in my lap and he fell asleep pretty much on me. He's very relaxed, an easy-going little guy," said Stewart.

A spokesperson for Air Canada said the airline company bought Chester a new pet carrier and paid for a full vet checkup, but there will be no compensation for Stewart.

Air Canada will be refunding Chester's Montreal breeder, who paid for the cost of shipping.