AC Brews Up A Café Space For Premium Domestic Pax At YYZ

Air Canada has brewed up its newest offering for premium customers with the opening of the Air Canada Café at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Located at gate D20 in the Terminal 1 domestic area, the café – which officially opens today -- offers customers a wide selection of specialty beverages, wraps, sandwiches, salads and snacks to ‘grab & go’ or be enjoyed with complimentary Wi-fi in a relaxed, bistro-type setting.

"We are thrilled to unveil this innovative product, one we are sure will create buzz not only for our customers, but the entire industry. Air Canada's premium clientele will have access to this new Café, revolutionizing the coffee shop experience at Toronto Pearson. It will offer a wide selection of beverages and food that can be taken to go," said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada.

Formerly a lunch room for AC airport staff, the bright space features casual contemporary design and comfortable seating for up to 100 pax. There are power and USB ports throughout the Café, washrooms and a customer service desk staffed by Premium Agents.

Passengers can visit the Barista Station for freshly squeezed orange juice, a wide selection of Lavazza Coffee, cold brew mocktails, specialty hot drinks or Lavazza Cold Brew.

A self-serve station offers Greenhouse Juice products such as kombuchas and a variety of organic, cold-press juices available in individual-size bottles, coffee, tea, flavoured waters, soft drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages. Other items such as Lindt truffle chocolates, OKA fine cheese and Gouter premium pastries are available too.

Before 11 am, premium AC domestic passengers can enjoy a selection of breakfast foods such as yogurt, fresh fruits and pastries. After 11 am, the Café will offer an assortment of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, cheeses and more. All items are packaged to go, and sturdy paper bags make it easy to carry snacks and drinks on to the plane.

Other Air Canada Café amenities include complimentary Wi-fi and access to digital newspapers and magazines in partnership with PressReader. 

Air Canada Premium Agents Ouma Walet (left) and Ulrike Bardorf welcome the first visitors to the new Air Canada Café at YYZ Terminal 1.

Baristas will prepare a wide range of specialty beverages for premium AC domestic pax.

Pax can ‘grab and go’ or stay awhile in the new café.

Takeout bags make it easy to take snacks and drinks on the flight.

Air Canada Regional Sales Manager Chantal Podborski with ACTA Director Marketing Communications and Partnerships Marco Pozzobon.

Uniglobe Travel (Eastern Canada) was out in force to see what the new AC Café has to offer their premium clients.

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