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Air Canada Opens Lounge Express at Toronto Pearson Airport

Second transborder lounge at Pearson is just steps from U.S. departure gates

by Business Traveler

June 16, 2019

Air Canada has launched another way for premium customers to work or relax prior to their flight. The Maple Leaf Lounge Express, located in the Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1-transborder departure area, joins the existing Maple Leaf Lounge as the second premium lounge product available to customers departing to the US from Toronto-Pearson. Business Class customers or those with select Altitude Status, as well as Star Alliance Gold members departing on an Air Canada, or United Airlines flight will be eligible to access the Maple Leaf Lounge Express.

“The new lounge is just steps from the Air Canada commuter gates, making it easy to enjoy comfort on the go before flying to the U.S. Customers will be warmly received by a premium agent, and enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada flight,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada.”

The Express lounge is within easy access to gates F84-F99 and offers seating for 50 customers. The new space features a self-serve bar, offering a wide selection of beverages, including Canadian wines and Lavazza specialty coffee and a selection of light snacks. Business travelers planning to work on site may also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi.

A new commuter facility was recently opened at Toronto Pearson Terminal 1 to provide additional access and to better service commuter narrow body aircraft flying to the United States. This new commuter facility was developed by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority and improves airport efficiencies within the new Terminal 1 building.  The new Maple Leaf Lounge Express further enhances the customer experience in this gate area.

Air Canada offers eligible customers access to 23 Maple Leaf Lounges worldwide including 17 at Canadian airports, plus the Signature Suite at Toronto Pearson global hub featuring fine dining. Customers traveling abroad can also enjoy lounges at New York-LaGuardia, New York-Newark, Los Angeles, London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris.