Air Canada will open a swish redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge in St. John’s International Airport new terminal East expansion area this autumn.
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.
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 customes.
Air Canada’s president, airlines and chief operating officer, Benjamin Smith 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.”
St. John’s International Airport Authority president and chief executive officer, Keith Collins 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.”
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.