Air Canada has opened a Maple Leaf Lounge at San Francisco International Airport.
Located in Terminal 2, the lounge features the airline’s first outdoor terrace.
The 165-seat space pays homage to its California location across its design and décor. Premium food and beverages will also highlight local makers and flavours at a self-service buffet offering hot and cold dishes.
Seafood delicacies such as the San Francisco fish stew cioppino will be on the menu, alongside an array of Californian wines. Passengers can also enjoy America’s first craft beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Anchor Brewing. Wines from Canada, a curated cocktail menu and espresso will also be available.
The Maple Leaf Lounge was designed in collaboration with local architectural firm Gensler and showcases two vapour fireplaces.
Other features include e-gates and biometric identification, showers with heated towel racks and a VIP room for up to 10 people, as well as a collection of Canadian and Californian art.
Air Canada has also re-introduced Newark Liberty International Airport to its roster of lounges with the opening of the new United Club location in Newark Terminal A.
This means Air Canada will be co-located with the United Club, offering a dedicated Air Canada customer service desk and an access policy consistent with the airline’s Maple Leaf Lounges.
Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges, including San Francisco and the United Club in Newark Terminal A, are available to Air Canada passengers who are Aeroplan 50K and 75K; Aeroplan Super Elite Status Members; Star Alliance Gold members; Aeroplan premium co-brand cardholders; and passengers departing on a business class ticket with Air Canada or another Star Alliance member.