AC To Open Maple Leaf Lounge At YXE

Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw

Air Canada has announced it will open a Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon's John G. Diefenbaker International Airport this fall.  It will be the airline's 17th Maple Leaf Lounge in Canada, and construction is currently underway.

"We look forward to opening our newest Maple Leaf Lounge in Saskatoon 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, passenger airlines.

The lounge will be located post security near gate 5.  It will be 137 square meters (1,474 square feet) with seat capacity for 40 customers.  Additional details will be announced when the lounge opens.

This summer, Air Canada will have up to 17 daily flights departing Saskatoon, with six flights to Toronto, one to Ottawa, two to Winnipeg, four to Calgary, one to Edmonton, three to Vancouver.  Since 2012, Air Canada has increased available seat capacity from Saskatoon by approximately 15%.

Kerry Sharpe

Kerry Sharpe Columnist

Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.

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