Air Canada opens Maple Leaf Lounge at Heathrow T2

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Air Canada has opened its latest International Maple Leaf Lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2, also known as The Queen’s Terminal, Departures Area 2B. The Heathrow lounge – the airline’s 21st Maple Leaf lounge – is available for eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers to use before their flight, and has been finished in a contemporary Canadian style.

Craig Landry, Air Canada’s VP of marketing said, “Our newest International Maple Leaf Lounge was created as an extension of the overall travel experience for our International Business customers. Our Heathrow customers will enjoy a calm and inspiring environment in which to work or relax before their Air Canada or connecting Star Alliance flight. We are proud to showcase contemporary Canadian design, artwork and the majestic natural beauty of Canada in our Maple Leaf Lounges.”

Designed by Bennett Lo Toronto’s firm, Dialogue 38, who also designed Air Canada’s Frankfurt Maple Leaf Lounge, the 700 sq.m. Heathrow lounge offers the following:

• A Quiet Zone comprising three reclining pods equipped with personal satellite-fed TV screens, USB ports and Sony noise-cancelling headsets

• Spa-inspired shower area featuring showers with large rain-shower heads, ambient music

Business Centre equipped with individual flat-screen Dell PCs, colour laser printing and scanning

• Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access throughout

• A cooking station with chef to prepare meals upon request

• Tended bar with Molson Canadian beer on tap along with a large selection of wines, beer and spirits

• Bistro-style dining area offering a selection of hot and cold food items

• Showcasing Canadian art and products from 2Loons, a Toronto-based design and production house, laminated glass art walls from Accura Glass, Concord, Ontario and Cloud lamp by Frank Gehry among others

• Hours of operation: 6am to 10pm

• Eligible customers include Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K and Elite 50K members, Star Alliance Gold members and customers travelling in business class, who have confirmed same-day travel on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight

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