Air Canada today announced the re-opening of its Maple Leaf Lounge at YYC Calgary International Airport on October 15, 2020 with leading biosafety measures featuring enhanced new protocols for the well-being of customers and employees. With the aim to support local business, the Maple Leaf Lounge, open daily to eligible customers travelling on domestic flights, spotlights Calgary- and Canadian-based products.
Multi-layered Biosafety Measures
Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge experience incorporates several multi-layered biosafety measures to enhance health and safety. Highlights include: mandatory face coverings for customers and employees, plexiglass partitions at welcome desks, pre-packaged food and a modified assisted beverage service. As well, to better safeguard customers, attendants will continuously clean lounge seating and restrooms, and enhanced cleaning measures include using electrostatic units and medical grade disinfectants. The new lounge services will also offer several touchless features, including presentation of all reading materials in digital format through PressReader and our AC @ La Table menu ordering app that allows customers to order hot snacks directly from their seat by simply scanning a QR code or tapping a NFC chip.
Locally inspired menu, local artisanal ice cream
A locally inspired menu including Alberta beef sliders and western breakfast burrito, in addition to Air Canada's celebrated Canadian Chef panel dishes including Chef Hawksworth's butternut squash soup, Chef Ferrer's panna cotta, and Chef Park's smoked salmon spread and bagel crisps and Canadian Matane shrimp roll will be served throughout the day. Additionally, Calgary's Maple Leaf Lounge will feature Village Ice Cream, hand-crafted in Calgary since 2012 using only the very best ingredients.
Premium skincare products
Molton Brown's luxurious skin care product line has been selected for the domestic Maple Leaf Lounges at Air Canada's hub airports, plus London-Heathrow. Starting with the Calgary Maple Leaf Lounge, customers will now be able to enjoy hand soaps and lotions during their visit.
Maple Leaf Lounges at Toronto Pearson (D gates), Vancouver International Airport (domestic side), and YYC Calgary International Airport are now open. Air Canada is continuing to evaluate and assess additional touchless and new biosafety initiatives to further advance safe and secure travel experiences.