December 6 2018  |  Airline & Terminal News

Air Canada unveils new LaGuardia Maple Leaf Lounge

By Rachel Debling

The new lounge is part of LGA's Terminal B Eastern Concourse project

A new Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is the first to open at New York LaGuardia's (LGA) new Terminal B Eastern Concourse.

Conveniently located near Air Canada's gates, customers will be able to take advantage of the lounge's refreshments and business center before boarding their flight.

Maple Leaf Lounge guests will also be able to enjoy the terminal's new shops, children's play area and Wi-Fi. The first phase of the terminal's development project, valued at US$5.1 billion, opened on December 1.

The modern and convenient seating area of Air Canada's new LGA lounge overlooks the tarmac (at right)

At 7,015 square feet with a capacity for up to 126 customers, the elegant new area features a modern design inspired by the airline's Canadian roots, according to a press release from Air Canada. Lounge amenities include a self-serve bar offering Canadian wines and Lavazza specialty coffees, as well as seating overlooking the tarmac. A "cyber counter" provides business travelers hoping to work on site with computers, color printing, and digital newspaper and magazine content.

Andrew Yiu, Vice President, Product at Air Canada, commented in a statement from the airline: "We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new LaGuardia Airport Maple Leaf Lounge, which has been created to enhance the overall travel experience for our premium customers. Showcasing contemporary design and artwork, the lounge is decorated with maple wood screen walls, Canadian-made furnishings, yet it also reflects the unique character that is New York City. Customers will be warmly received and enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada flight."

"Today's opening of the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in the brand new Terminal B concourse is a testament to our vision to provide a world-class guest experience to travellers flying through LaGuardia's Terminal B," said Stewart Steeves, Chief Executive Officer of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the operator and developer of Terminal B, about the December 4 event. "We're proud to partner with Air Canada to realize this vision, and we're ecstatic that Air Canada is one of the first tenants in the new concourse."

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