Air Canada has announced that 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.
Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president, Airlines and chief operating officer, said: “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.
“Throughout the lounge, we’re proudly showcasing Canadian furnishings, local art and crafts that will reflect the charm of Newfoundland and Labrador’s landscape and people.”
Keith Collins, president and chief executive officer, St John’s International Airport Authority, said:”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.”
The YYT Maple Leaf Lounge will be located in the newly expanded departures lounge.
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 and beverage offering.
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.
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.