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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in Calgary reopening on October 15

Tomorrow will mark the day that Air Canada will re-open their third Maple Leaf Lounge in Canada. Following earlier openings at Toronto's D gates and Vancouver's C gates the Maple Leaf Lounge in Calgary will be open as of Thursday this week. 

"We are pleased to again welcome eligible customers to our Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport. We have extended our industry-leading biosafety measures already in place at our lounges in Toronto and Vancouver to our Calgary lounge, ensuring the safety of customers and employees alike. This includes electrostatic spraying as part of our significantly enhanced cleaning procedures for additional peace of mind, and new touchless processes, such as the ability to order individually prepared as well as pre-packaged food directly to your seat from your smartphone," said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product, at Air Canada.

 
"To mark the re-opening of our Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge, we're introducing a featured wine chosen by our sommelier Veronique Rivest and her selections, known as 'Veronique's Pick,' will be rolled out across the lounge network going forward. Her first pick is Cedar Creek Estate Chardonnay Okanagan Valley 2018, from BC's Okanagan Valley. Also new, customers now have meal options developed by three of our panel of celebrated Canadian Chefs at the same lounge, Chef David Hawksworth, Chef Antonio Park and Chef Jerome Ferrer, that pay tribute to local ingredients and support local suppliers. We are also very pleased to offer Calgary's acclaimed Village Ice Cream's locally hand-made artisanal ice cream as a delightful treat for our customers," concluded Mr. Yiu.

You may recall from our post in July about the reopening plans for Maple Leaf Lounges that food and beverage service is no longer buffet style but rather you can order via your mobile device and have it delivered to your table. 

Air Canada had previously mentioned they were planning on opening a lounge in Montreal by Labour Day but that has been pushed back with no news as to an actual opening date.

You can learn more about Air Canada's Service Offerings Changes here.

Recommended reading: Rewards Canada's Guide to Business Class Lounge Access

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