Air Canada has opened its newest Maple Leaf Lounge at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.
The new lounge, located after security near Air Canada’s gates, is the first airline lounge to open in the new Terminal B Eastern Concourse. It features popular amenities, including refreshments and a business centre, so eligible customers can relax or make the most of their workday before their flight.
Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada:
“We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new LaGuardia Airport Maple Leaf Lounge, which has been created to enhance the overall travel experience for our premium customers.
“Showcasing contemporary design and artwork, the lounge is decorated with maple wood screen walls, Canadian-made furnishings, yet it also reflects the unique character that is New York City. Customers will be warmly received and enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada flight.”
With capacity for up to 126 passengers, the 7,015-square-foot lounge features a self-serve bar, offering a wide selection of beverages, including Canadian wines and Lavazza specialty coffees, a business centre and comfortable seating with a view of the tarmac.
Business passengers planning to work on site may also take advantage of a cyber counter equipped with PCs and colour printing, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to more than 7,000 digital newspaper and magazine content via the PressReader app.
The LaGuardia Maple Leaf Lounge is located in the departure gate area, on Level 2 of Terminal B Eastern Concourse, steps away from Air Canada’s departure gates 49, 50 and 51.
Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners:
“Today’s opening of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in the brand new Terminal B concourse is a testament to our vision to provide a world-class guest experience to travellers flying through LaGuardia’s Terminal B.
“We’re proud to partner with Air Canada to realize this vision, and we’re ecstatic that Air Canada is one of the first tenants in the new concourse.”
La Guardia enhancements
Air Canada passengers at New York-LaGuardia will benefit from the new terminal’s enhanced amenities including free Wi-Fi, a family play area, and retail and restaurant shops.
The first phase of the $5.1 billion (USD), 1.3-million-square-foot redevelopment project of Terminal B, began operation on December 1, 2018.
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges
Air Canada offers eligible passengers access to 23 Maple Leaf Lounges worldwide including 17 at Canadian airports, plus lounges at New York, Newark, Los Angeles, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris as well as San Francisco planned to open in 2019. More information about Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges is here.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world.
Routes: Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 63 airports in Canada, 56 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America.
Fleet: Air Canada and its Air Canada Express regional partners operate over 200 aircraft. Air Canada itself operates these aircraft:
- 8 Airbus A330
- 15 Airbus A321
- 42 Airbus A320
- 16 Airbus A319
- 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8
- 6 Boeing 767
- 25 Boeing 777
- 35 Boeing 787
- 19 Embraer E190
(Source: aircanada.com at date of writing)
Passenger numbers: In 2017, Air Canada together with its Air Canada Express regional partners carried over 48 million passengers.
Alliance: Star Alliance
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