Air France has opened its revamped lounge at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International airport.
The 490sqm facility is located in the international section of the terminal, and offers seating for 149 guests, with windows looking out onto the runway and the city’s Mount Royal.
Air France said it had worked with Canadian companies for most of the lounge’s furniture and lighting, with the carrier’s blue, grey, white and red being the dominant colours, and design features including champagne lacquered metal screens, and the appearance of the winged seahorse – the airline’s historical symbol.
Facilities include a main lounge area and a shared work area, with free wifi and USB charging ports, as well as showers, and a separate space for Flying Blue Ultimate customers.
There is a self-service buffet and a bar offering French wines and champagnes, and this autumn a new dedicated dining service will offer customers on the last evening flight between Montreal and Paris the chance to have their meal prior to take-off.
The carrier said that those passengers can then request for their meal tray not to be loaded onto the flight “to limit food waste”, although “Customers who wish to do so will still be able to enjoy another meal on board”.
Highlighting its eco-credentials, Air France said that it was limiting the consumption of single-use plastics by providing water fountains, adding that old furniture from the lounge had been either donated to charity or auctioned to Air France KLM staff.
Access to the lounge is free for business class passengers and Flying Blue Elite Plus members, and entry can also be purchased via Plaza Premium, which is operating the facility.
Opening hours for Air France KLM customers are daily between 1400 and 2200 – details on opening hours for Plaza Premium customers can be seen here.