SAN FRANCISCO — Air Canada’s new Maple Leaf Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has officially opened its doors.
As the airline’s 28th lounge worldwide and its third in the United States, the modern and exclusive space is located in Terminal 2 and features Air Canada’s first outdoor lounge terrace that overlooks the runways, a range of premium amenities and, of course, delicious food and beverages.
“We’re thrilled to bring our Maple Leaf Lounge experience to San Francisco International Airport, giving our Bay Area customers a way to enjoy Air Canada’s award-winning product and glowing hearted hospitality from the moment they arrive,” said Jacqueline Harkness, Managing Director, Products and Services at Air Canada. “It’s one more way we’re investing to become San Francisco’s favourite way to travel internationally.”
Spanning 8,168 square feet and accommodating 165 guests (135 interior + 30 exterior), the new lounge at SFO is designed to elevate the airport experience for customers travellers from California to Canada or through to Europe, Asia and Australia via three of Air Canada’s main hubs: Toronto Pearson, Montreal Trudeau and Vancouver International Airports. It pays homage to its California location through its design, décor and food and drink, which include unique seafood offerings like the iconic San Francisco fish stew cioppino, a selection of California wines, and beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Anchor Brewing, America’s first craft beer.
Additional details include a self-serve hot and cold buffet, a bar, two vapor fireplaces on the outdoor terrace, e-gates and biometric identification for hands-free entry, showers with heated towel racks, a VIP room for up to 10 guests, and a collection of multidisciplinary art that reflects both California and Canada.
The lounge at SFO is Air Canada’s latest addition to its growing lounge network. Maple Leaf lounges are available to Air Canada customers who are Aeroplan 50K, 75K and Aeroplan Super Elite Status members, Star Alliance Gold members, Aeroplan premium co-brand cardholders, and customers departing on a business class ticket with Air Canada or another Star Alliance member.