WestJet’s new flagship lounge now under construction at YYC

CALGARY — Construction is underway on a new lounge space at Calgary International Airport for top-tier WestJet Rewards members and select partner members.

The lounge marks WestJet’s first proprietary flagship lounge at YYC.

The airline says the new lounge underlines WestJet’s ongoing commitment to growing its premium presence and guest experience.

“As WestJet continues its accelerated journey to becoming a global network carrier our new flagship lounge in Calgary will give top-tier WestJet Rewards members, Business cabin guests and select partner travellers a home within our home in Calgary,” says d’Arcy Monaghan, WestJet’s Vice-President, Loyalty.

“This lounge will showcase WestJet’s award-winning hospitality, refined style, elevated products and premium experience our guests have been enjoying with the launch of our new Dreamliner.”

The new lounge will be located near Concourse B, aimed at serving passengers travelling from Concourses A and B in the Domestic Terminal, and from Concourse D in the International Terminal.

“Whether guests are starting a journey, or connecting, this premium lounge will elevate their experience,” said Rob Palmer, CFO and Vice-President, The Calgary Airport Authority. “YYC is already proud to be home to WestJet, its Dreamliner hub, and now we’re excited to welcome this flagship lounge at our airport. Congratulations to WestJet.”

WestJet says the lounge will “seamlessly blend contemporary interior design with refined mountain living” for a custom Canadian-inspired space that brings together top quality local food and beverage options, along with business amenities.

The space also ties in with WestJet’s ongoing premiumization of its Boeing fleet.

WestJet’s flagship lounge is scheduled to open in late summer 2020 for Platinum, Gold and Silver WestJet Rewards members with complimentary lounge access benefits, along with guests travelling in Business class.

WestJet says more details on the lounge will be released in the coming months.