Air Canada officially 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. It’s located at Star Alliance’s largest airport hub and Air Canada’s largest international station.
Air Canada’s new Maple Leaf Lounge is a serene, stylish oasis where eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance customers can rest, refuel or refresh before their flight. The lounge boasts an inspiring, contemporary environment that is a celebration of Canadian design, artistry and craftsmanship.
The lounge is designed by Bennett Lo, Toronto’s award-winning firm dialogue 38, who also designed Air Canada’s Frankfurt Maple Leaf Lounge. Air Canada’s Heathrow 700-square-metre Maple Leaf Lounge is a home away from home prior to flight and features:
- 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 Center equipped with individual flat-screen Dell PCs, color laser printer and scanner
- 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, beers and spirits
- Bistro-style dining area offering a selection of hot and cold food items
- 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
The lounge is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In 2014, Air Canada will operate up to 77 round-trip flights each week between Canada and London Heathrow with non-stop flights to eight destinations across Canada: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s.