Air Canada opens exclusive passenger lounge at Saskatoon Airport

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Airline operator Air Canada has opened its newest Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon John G Diefenbaker International Airport (Skyxe), Saskatchewan, Canada. The lounge seats up to 40 customers and showcases Canadian design and art from two local Saskatchewan artists, Shawn Evans and Holly Friesen.

Andrew Yiu, vice president, product at Air Canada, said, “We are excited to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to our new Maple Leaf Lounge at Skyxe, which has been created to enhance the overall travel experience for our premium customers.

“Showcasing contemporary Canadian design and artwork, and drawing on the pastoral landscape of Saskatchewan, the lounge is decorated with maple wood screen walls, Canadian-made furnishings and Canadian materials. Customers will be warmly received and enjoy a calm environment in which to work or relax before an Air Canada or Air Canada Express flight.”

The 137m² (1,500ft²) lounge features such amenities as a full-service bar, self-serve buffet area and comfortable seating with views of the apron. Business travelers can also take advantage of the cyber counter equipped with PCs, color printers, complimentary wi-fi and access to a large variety of digital newspaper and magazine content via the PressReader app.

The Skyxe Maple Leaf Lounge will operate seven days a week, and is located in the departure gate area near Air Canada’s dedicated departure gates.

Stephen Maybury, president and CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport, said, “Skyxe is thrilled to welcome a new Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Saskatoon Airport. This highly anticipated new lounge experience strongly complements our existing modern, comfortable and guest centric service offerings.”

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