Air Canada today unveiled its newest Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John’s International Airport’s (YYT) recently expanded departures area of the terminal building. With a panoramic view of iconic Signal Hill and the ocean, the new Maple Leaf Lounge offers significantly more space, upgraded amenities, including a business centre, and a wider assortment of refreshments than the previous St. John’s airport lounge.
“We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new St. John’s Maple Leaf Lounge. This unique space has been created to enhance the overall travel experience of our premium customers,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada. “Showcasing contemporary design and artwork, the lounge features maple wood screen walls, Canadian-made furnishings and we are also proud to hosts local art and crafts that reflect the charm of Newfoundland and Labrador’s landscape and people. Customers will be warmly received and enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada flight.”
“Tourism and visitation depend on high quality experiences, and having this new Maple Leaf Lounge at the recently upgraded St. John’s International airport will help advance our goals to attract more visitors and build our province’s reputation as a first-class destination,” said Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. “I congratulate Air Canada for establishing this new lounge, and I thank them for their investment, and commitment to our province.”
“Congratulations to Air Canada and the Airport Authority on the addition of the new Maple Leaf Lounge, which will enhance the experience of locals and visitors to our province. Business tourism is an area of growth for our city and I look forward to working with all levels of government and businesses as we foster a positive environment for this industry,” commented the Mayor of St. John’s Danny Breen.
“We are delighted that Air Canada has made such a significant investment at our airport to enhance the experience for many of our passengers. This much-anticipated new Maple Leaf Lounge will offer additional amenities in a beautifully designed space, and will be very well-received by frequent travellers,” said Keith Collins, President and CEO, St. John’s International Airport.
The Maple Leaf Lounge is the only lounge available to travelers departing from YYT and has the capacity for up to 84 customers in an elegant space. With 77 per cent more space than the lounge it is replacing, the 46 additional seats provide visitors with a spacious and relaxing environment. Air Canada premium agents on site, are available to assist customers with travel requirements.