SASKATOON — Air Canada is inviting passengers to put their feet up and relax at its brand new Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (Skyxe).
Officially unveiled on Sept. 13, the sleek new lounge seats up to 40 guests in an elegant space that showcases Canadian design and art, including work by two Saskatchewan artists, Shawn Evans and Holly Friesen. Spanning 137 square metres, it features a full-service bar complete with Canadian wines and specialty coffees, a self-serve buffet area, a cyber counter equipped with PCs and colour printing, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a variety of digital newspaper and magazine content via the PressReader app.
The Skyxe Maple Leaf Lounge will operate seven days a week, and is conveniently located in the departure gate area, steps away from Air Canada’s departure gates.
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— Deanna Dow (@DeannaADow) September 13, 2018
“We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new Maple Leaf Lounge at Skyxe, which has been created to enhance the overall travel experience for our premium customers,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada. “Customers will be warmly receive and enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before an Air Canada or Air Canada Express flight.”
Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport, added: “Skyxe is thrilled to welcome a new Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon Airport. This highly anticipated new lounge experience strongly complements our existing modern, comfortable and guest centric service offerings.”
Air Canada and its regional partners operate over 110 weekly (17 daily) nonstop scheduled flights this summer from Saskatoon to seven destinations across Canada. It offers up to 1,320 seats departing Saskatoon, with up to six daily nonstop flights to Toronto, four to Calgary, three to Vancouver, two to Winnipeg, one to Edmonton, one to Regina and one from Ottawa.