MONTREAL — Air Canada says its redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge in St. John’s International Airport’s new East Expansion area will have 77% more square footage, 46 additional seats, and windows offering views of Signal Hill and the ocean.
The new lounge is part of the Airport Terminal Building Expansion project, divided into East (with construction taking place 2014 – 2018) and West (2019 – 2022).
“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.
The lounge will showcase Canadian furnishings, local art and crafts that will reflect the charm of Newfoundland and Labrador’s landscape and people, Smith added.
The YYT Maple Leaf Lounge will be located in the newly expanded departures lounge, and expands existing space to 332 square metres (3,573 square feet) from 187 square metres (2,009 square feet), with 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 now 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 can take advantage of lounges at New York-LaGuardia, New York-Newark, Los Angeles, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris.
From St. John’s Air Canada and its regional partners operate over 180 weekly nonstop scheduled flights in the summer to seven destinations across Canada and one to London-Heathrow. It offers up to nine daily no-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.