Air Canada today unveiled its newest Maple Leaf Lounge at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The new lounge, conveniently 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.
“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,” said Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada. “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 customers in an elegant space that overlooks the concourse, the new LaGuardia Maple Leaf Lounge combines Canadian design and art with metropolitan modern style. 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 travelers planning to work on site may also take advantage of a cyber counter equipped with PCs and color 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 will operate seven days a week, and is conveniently 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.
“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 travelers flying through LaGuardia’s Terminal B,” said Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the operator and developer of 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.”
Air Canada customers traveling at New York-LaGuardia to benefit from new terminal’s enhanced Amenities
Air Canada customers traveling at New York-LaGuardia will also benefit from the new terminal’s enhancements, following the first phase of the $5.1 billion (USD), 1.3-million-square-foot redevelopment project of Terminal B, of which the Eastern Concourse began operation on December 1, 2018.
The thirteen new shops, restaurants and services in the new Eastern Concourse are inspired by the best of New York. Other new features include an airport themed children’s play area and a more efficient airport experience.
Traveling Via Air Canada’s Hubs onwards to an international destination
Air Canada’s three hubs, Toronto (YYZ), its global hub, Montreal (YUL), the gateway to French international markets, and Vancouver (YVR), the airline’s premier gateway to Asia, offer Air Canada customers smooth connections. When traveling from the U.S. through any of these hubs and onwards to international destinations, customers experience a seamless connection process in a single terminal. Expedited customs and baggage processes mean most customers can simply walk to the next departure gate without needing to pick up and re-check their baggage.
Air Canada and its regional partners operate over 135 weekly non-stop scheduled flights between LaGuardia and two of Air Canada’s major hubs. It offers up to 2,500 daily seats departing the city, with up to 13 daily non-stop flights to Toronto and eight to Montreal. From Air Canada’s hubs, travelers can conveniently connect on to more than 200 Canadian or international destinations.
Eligible customers connecting at Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) to Air Canada Signature Class, the lie-flat premium cabin offered on many International flights, also have access to the exclusive Air Canada Signature Suite. Among its many amenities it offers à la carte restaurant dining from a menu created by celebrated Canadian chef David Hawksworth.