Air Canada to open redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge at St. John’s International Airport

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Air Canada today announced it will open a redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John’s International Airport new Terminal East expansion area (YYT) this fall. The new Maple Leaf Lounge will have 77 per cent more square footage, 46 additional seats, and windows offering a panoramic view of iconic Signal Hill and a beautiful view of the ocean.

“We look forward to the opening of our redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge in the newly expanded departures lounge at St. John’s later this year which will offer our eligible customers an elevated airport experience, with a quiet place to relax or work before their flight,” said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president, airlines and COO. “Throughout the lounge, we’re proudly showcasing Canadian furnishings, local art and crafts that will reflect the charm of Newfoundlandand and Labrador’s landscape and people.”

“We are delighted that our airline partner Air Canada has made this significant investment at our airport, for the benefit of many of our frequent travellers. The beautifully designed new lounge with its added amenities will be well-received by passengers, and will assist in creating an exceptional experience at our airport,” said Keith Collins, president and CEO, St. John’s International Airport Authority.

The YYT Maple Leaf Lounge will be located in the newly expanded departures lounge. The new lounge expands to 332 square metres from 187 square metres and seats for 84 customers. An Air Canada reception agent will assist with travel needs. Other new amenities include washrooms, a Samsung TV zone and a self-serve bistro and bar with an elevated food and beverage offering. Additional details will be announced when the lounge opens this fall.

As a leading global carrier, Air Canada offers eligible customers access to 22 Maple Leaf Lounges worldwide including 16 currently at Canadian airports, plus a new lounge opening in Saskatoon later this fall. Customers travelling abroad may also enjoy lounges at New York-LaGuardia, New York-NewarkLos Angeles, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris. More information about Air Canada’s award-winning Maple Leaf Lounges is here.

Air Canada and its regional partners operate over 180 weekly non-stop scheduled flights in the summer to seven destinations across Canada and one to London-Heathrow from YYT. It offers up to nine daily non-stop flights to Toronto, five to Halifax, three to Gander, three to Montreal, three to Deer Lake, one to Ottawa and one to Goose Bay. In 2017, the airline served more than 860,000 customers at YYT.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 220 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served more than 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 59 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. For more information, aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

SOURCE Air Canada

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