MoVernie QUESTION: When you travel by plane, do you often visit a lounge?
For me, I often prefer to arrive at the airport a little bit earlier so I can chill at a lounge, grab a bite and beverage, relax, chill, feel calm and peaceful before I board my flight. That’s the way I like it. Of course, before anyone can use the lounge, they either have a credit card or reward program that give them access.
And the lounge that I most often visit is the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, which is available at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). It provides the food and beverage, amenities, facilities and the service that I expect from Air Canada.
Did you know….as of December 2018, there are 23 lounges across Air Canada’s network? This past week, on December 18th, 2018, Air Canada opened its newest Maple Leaf Lounge at St. John’s International Airport (YYT) as its 23rd lounge across Air Canada’s network (17 in Canada, 3 in U.S.A. and 3 in Europe), and this number will continue to grow in 2019 and in the near future.
This is a a great initiative for Air Canada to continue to grow and expand its Maple Leaf lounges in all parts of the world, especially in airports where it’s busy and filled with its Air Canada customers. The new Maple Leaf Lounge at St. John’s International Airport (YYT) is modern, chic and artsy, featuring Canadian talented artwork throughout the lounge. A lot of times, the passengers chill in these lounges and the last spot they leave at the airport are the lounges, so having a good impression and experiences from these passengers are KEY to the continual success of an airline.
Since Air Canada tops the 50 million passengers in 2018 (congratulations by the way), opening more lounges outside of Canada is absolutely necessary to provide a great service and experience for its every growing number of customers. I look forward to seeing more Maple Leaf Lounges in U.S.A., in Europe and I would love to see a first ever Maple Leaf Lounge in Asia such as China or perhaps Japan? It’s not a matter of whether they will, the question is “when”. It’s just going to happen! At least, that’s how I feel about this. Let’s see if my prediction will be right.