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Air Canada’s new winter sun offers include Sun Flight Pass

Air Canada’s new winter sun offers include Sun Flight Pass

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

MONTREAL — With Air Canada’s latest sun offer, clients who book a trip to a sun destination starting today, Oct. 14 can get 20% off all base fares for travel until April 30, 2021 with no change fees. The deal expires Oct. 16.

Air Canada has also launched its Sun Flight Pass. Available until Nov.11, 2020, clients can lock in their price now and plan their sunny getaway later. The Sun Flight Pass is a pre-paid package of one-way flight credits that can be used for travel within 15 months from the date of purchase. Passengers can buy a pass and choose any sun destination they want up to two hours before the flight.

Last month Air Canada offered its Infinite Canada Flight Pass, which was available for sale for a limited time.

In other news, Air Canada is reopening its Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport on Oct. 15 with biosafety measures featuring enhanced new protocols for the well-being of customers and employees.

The lounge will be open daily to eligible customers travelling on domestic flights. Amenities and produces spotlight Calgary- and Canadian-based goods.

“We are pleased to again welcome eligible customers to our Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport,” says Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product, at Air Canada. “We have extended our industry-leading biosafety measures already in place at our lounges in Toronto and Vancouver to our Calgary lounge, ensuring the safety of customers and employees alike. This includes electrostatic spraying as part of our significantly enhanced cleaning procedures for additional peace of mind, and new touchless processes, such as the ability to order individually prepared as well as pre-packaged food directly to your seat from your smartphone.”

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Here’s a look at some of the product and service highlights at the Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge …

  • To mark the re-opening of the Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge, Air Canada is introducing a featured wine chosen by its sommelier Veronique Rivest. Her selections, known as ‘Veronique’s Pick,’ will be rolled out across the lounge network going forward. Rivest’s first pick is Cedar Creek Estate Chardonnay Okanagan Valley 2018, from the Okanagan Valley in B.C.
  • Also new, passengers now have meal options developed by three of Air Canada’s panel of celebrated Canadian Chefs at the same lounge, Chef David Hawksworth, Chef Antonio Park and Chef Jerome Ferrer. All of these meal options pay tribute to local ingredients and support local suppliers. A locally inspired menu includes Alberta beef sliders and western breakfast burrito. There’s also Chef Hawksworth’s butternut squash soup, Chef Ferrer’s panna cotta, and Chef Park’s smoked salmon spread and bagel crisps. Canadian Matane shrimp roll will be served throughout the day.
  • Air Canada is also offering Village Ice Cream’s hand-made artisanal ice cream, made locally in Calgary

Meanwhile, health and safety protocols at the Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport include:

  • Mandatory face coverings for customers and employees
  • Plexiglass partitions at welcome desks
  • Pre-packaged food and a modified assisted beverage service.
  • Continuously cleaned lounge seating and restrooms, and enhanced cleaning measures include using electrostatic units and medical grade disinfectants.
  • Touchless features including presentation of all reading materials in digital format through PressReader, and the AC @ La Table menu ordering app
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“The re-opening of Air Canada’s Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge is proof how we and our partners are re-thinking these important spaces with industry-leading health and safety measures,” says Chris Miles, Vice President, Operations and Infrastructure at The Calgary Airport Authority. “Together with our #FlyHealthyYYC airport program – which just achieved ACI World Airport Health Accreditation – our passengers can be confident from the moment they walk into YYC, go through security, come to the Maple Leaf Lounge, and board their aircraft, that we and our partners have done everything we can to make it a safe trip.”

Maple Leaf Lounges at Toronto Pearson (D gates), Vancouver International Airport (domestic side), and YYC Calgary International Airport are now open.

Air Canada says it will continue to evaluate and assess additional touchless and new biosafety initiatives to further advance safe and secure travel experiences.

Additional details about Air Canada’s updated Maple Leaf Lounge services can be found at aircanada.com/serviceoffering.

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