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News Release -
Air Canada Opens New Maple Leaf Lounge at New Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson Airport; Providing Customers with an Oasis Away from the Commotion of the Busy Airport Terminal
MONTREAL, April 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada will officially open its
newest Maple Leaf Lounge in new Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson Airport on
April 6, 2004, as part of Air Canada's move to the new terminal. The lounge
will boast 20,000 square feet, clean architectural lines, natural colours,
organic materials and beautiful views.
Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounges are designed to make the time prior to
boarding relaxing and to offer premium customers an unrivaled level of service
in a quiet and comfortable setting away from busy airport common areas.
The new lounge includes deluxe private showers, two private conference
rooms and offers complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, light
snacks, a selection of newspapers and magazines as well as courteous and
helpful staff to assist with customers travel needs.
"New Terminal 1 marks the beginning of a new era for Air Canada's Maple
Leaf Lounges. The design, services, view and amenities take the lounge
experience to a new level and offers our premium passengers an environment
that will meet all their expectations," said George Reeleder, Senior Director,
Marketing for Air Canada.
Air Canada is proud to have partnered with a variety of high profile
sponsors to provide customers with a unique and first class experience. The
new lounge will feature:
- American Express sponsored travel library.
- A BMW lounge with designer BMW upholstered leather furniture,
exclusive videos and artwork.
- Bell Access Zone, which will allow customers to stay connected to
the internet while in the lounge. Bell's high speed Internet will
also be available in the Xerox Business Centre.
- Premium spirits provided by Diageo, the world's leading premium
- IBM ThinkCentre desktops and flat-panel monitors, in dedicated work
areas, will allow business travellers to stay connected in an on
- Nienkamper leather furniture.
- palmOne "Beam & Fly" Travel Information Centre, where palmOne
handheld users can download the latest world and business news, Air
Canada timetables and Canadian destinations guides.
- Sony TV lounge with two state-of-the-art 70" Grand Wega LCD Rear
Projection TVs. In addition, other models of Sony's latest
technology televisions will be found throughout the lounge.
- Xerox Business Centre, which enables travellers to maximize their
productivity with 24 workstations and an array of Xerox's award-
winning, easy-to-use colour printers, multi-function devices and fax
machines. The Xerox Business Centre will also be comfortably and
ergonomically equipped with Teknion business furniture.
Air Canada features 19 Maple Leaf Lounges located at all major airports
across Canada and key international stations as well as an arrivals lounge in
London Heathrow. In co-operation with its Star Alliance partners, Air Canada
offers customers access to over 500 airport lounges worldwide. More than two
million customers visit Air Canada's award-winning lounges every year.