Air Canada has opened its 28th airport lounge worldwide, with the unveiling of the carrier’s Maple Leaf Lounge at San Francisco International.
The 165-capacity lounge is located in the airport’s Terminal 2, and features an outdoor terrace with views of the runways – a first for the airline.
Facilities include shower rooms with Molton Brown toiletries, private workstations, a VIP room for up to ten guests, and a hot and cold buffet featuring local dishes including San Francisco’s famous Cioppino fish stew, and artwork including a mural by California artist Amos Goldbaum.
The lounge is open daily from 0415 to 2215 (0415 to 2045 on Monday) for business class ticket holders, Aeroplan 50K, 75K and Super Elite members, Star Alliance Gold members, premium Aeroplan credit card holders, and those purchasing Maple Leaf Lounge access.
The news follows the opening of SkyTeam member Air France’s refurbished and expanded San Francisco lounge, located by gate A in the airport’s international terminal.
Commenting on the news Jacqueline Harkness, managing director, products and services at Air Canada, said:
“We’re thrilled to bring our Maple Leaf Lounge experience to San Francisco International Airport, giving our Bay Area customers a way to enjoy Air Canada’s award-winning product and glowing hearted hospitality from the moment they arrive. It’s one more way we’re investing to become San Francisco’s favourite way to travel internationally.”
Last month Air Canada opened a new co-branded facility at Billy Bishop Toronto City airport in partnership with Aspire Lounges.
Referred to as the Aspire | Air Canada Café, the space is located in the airport’s domestic departures area, and is open daily between 0530 and 2030, with seating for up to 133 guests.