AC To Open Redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge At YYT This Fall

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Artist's rendering of redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge at YYT.

Air Canada will open a redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge in St. John's International Airport’s new terminal East expansion area (YYT) this fall. The new lounge will have 77% more square footage, 46 additional seats, and windows offering a panoramic view of iconic Signal Hill and the Atlantic 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 Chief Operating Officer. 

"Throughout the lounge, we're proudly showcasing Canadian furnishings and local art and crafts that will reflect the charm of Newfoundland and Labrador's landscape and people."

The new lounge expands to 332 square metres (3,573 square feet) from 187 square metres (2,009 square feet) 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 & beverage offering. Additional details will be announced when the lounge opens in this fall. 

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-Newark, Los Angeles, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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