St John’s International Airport in Canada’s northeastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador is home to Air Canada’s newest Maple Leaf lounge.

Located in the airport’s recently expanded departure terminal, the lounge opened on December 19 and features views of historic Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, along with amenities like a business centre, self-service bar, snacks, and complementary wifi.

The Maple Leaf lounge replaces a smaller Air Canada facility, and has seating for up to 84 travellers.

“Showcasing contemporary design and artwork, the lounge features maple wood screen walls, Canadian-made furnishings and we are also proud to host local art and crafts that reflect the charm of Newfoundland and Labrador’s landscape and people,” said Andrew Yiu, vice president of product at Air Canada.

“Customers will be warmly received and will enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada flight.”

Air Canada is the only airline offering direct, nonstop flights between St John’s and London Heathrow. The airport serves about 800,000 passengers annually.

“Tourism and visitation depend on high quality experiences, and having this new Maple Leaf Lounge at the recently upgraded St John’s International airport will help advance our goals to attract more visitors and build our province’s reputation as a first-class destination,” said Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.