Air Canada has opened a new premium lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport designed specifically for travellers transiting between Toronto and US destinations.

Located in the Terminal 1 transborder departure area, the new Maple Leaf Lounge Express is open to business class passengers, travellers with Air Canada Altitude status, and Star Alliance Gold members travelling on Air Canada or United Airlines flights.

The 50-seat lounge joins the airport’s three existing Maple Leaf Lounges and features a self-serve bar, light snacks, and complementary wifi. The lounge serves passengers waiting for departures of narrowbody flights to the US.

“This unique space has been created to enhance the overall travel experience of our premium customers and represents a commitment to our transborder product,” said Andrew Yiu, vice president of product at Air Canada.

“This all-new lounge is just steps from the Air Canada commuter gates, making it easy to enjoy comfort on the go before flying to the US. 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.”

The express lounge is located near departure gates F84-F99 in the new commuter facility at Toronto Pearson.

Air Canada recently opened a new Maple Leaf lounge at St John’s International.