Air Canada opens Frankfurt lounge

15 Oct 2013 by BusinessTraveller

Air Canada has opened a new Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt airport, its fourth European lounge facility.

The new 726sqm facility is located within Departures Area B at Terminal 1, and features a quiet zone with six reclining pods equipped with personal TV screens, and a “spa-inspired shower area” with rain shower heads, ambient music and Escents spa products.

Other facilities include a business centre, free wifi throughout, and a dining area with hot and cold food, and complimentary German and Canadian beer, wine and spirits.

The main Canada Room showcases Canadian artwork and there is an art installation by by Toronto design firm Moss and Lam, as well as glass art by Ontario firm Tsunami Glassworks.

The lounge is open daily from 0600 to 2200, for Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K and Elite 50K members, Star Alliance Gold members, and customers travelling in Air Canada Executive First.

Frankfurt is Air Canada’s second largest international hub, with up to five daily flights to and from Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.

The carrier already operates arrival and departures lounges at Heathrow airport, as well as a departures facility at Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Last week Air Canada announced plans to add its premium economy offering on flights from Vancouver and Montreal to London Heathrow, as well as the rostering of larger aircraft on routes from Calgary to both Heathrow and Frankfurt (see news October 9).

Mark Caswell

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