Air Canada Opens New Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Hub Showcasing Canadian Design and Artwork

 Air Canada Opens New Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Hub Showcasing Canadian
                              Design and Artwork

PR Newswire

MONTREAL and FRANKFURT, Oct. 10, 2013

MONTREAL and FRANKFURT, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada today opened
its newest International Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Airport's Terminal 1,
Departures Area B. Located at Star Alliance's largest airport hub and Air
Canada's second largest international station, Air Canada's Frankfurt Maple
Leaf Lounge is a serene, stylish oasis where eligible Air Canada and Star
Alliance customers can rest, refuel or refresh before their flight in an
inspiring, contemporary environment that is a celebration of Canadian design,
artistry and craftsmanship.


"We are thrilled to welcome Air Canada and Star Alliance eligible customers to
our new Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt," said Craig Landry, Vice President,
Marketing. "Our newest International Maple Leaf Lounge was created as an
extension of the overall travel experience for our Executive First customers.
Showcasing contemporary Canadian design, artwork and the majestic natural
beauty of Canada, customers will enjoy a calm and inspiring environment in
which to work or relax before their Air Canada or connecting Star Alliance

Designed by Bennett C. Lo of Toronto's award-winning firm dialogue 38,  Air
Canada's 726- square-metre Frankfurt Maple Leaf Lounge is a home away from
home prior to flight, featuring:

  *The Canada Room: a visually dramatic space showcasing Canadian artworks
    against the natural beauty of Canadian maple wood millwork, backlit walls
    lined with Canadian maple wood slats, and cross-cut slabs of Ontario
    Eramosa marble
  *Permanent art installation, Transformations by Toronto design firm Moss &
    Lam anchoring the feature wall of the dining area
  *Furnishings by Canadian designers Brent Comber (North Vancouver), mth
    woodworks (Vancouver), Moss & Lam (Toronto) and Birchwood Furniture
  *Glass art by Tsunami Glassworks (Windsor, Ontario), and a rotating display
    of artworks by Canadian artists and artisans
  *A Quiet Zone featuring six 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 and Canadian Escents spa products
  *Business Centre equipped with individual flat-screen Dell PCs, colour
    laser printing and scanning
  *Complimentary wireless high speed Internet access throughout
  *Bistro-style dining area offering hot and cold food, and complimentary
    German and Canadian wines, beer & spirits
  *Hours of operation: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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

Air Canada operates up to five daily round-trip flights year-round between
Canada and Frankfurt, with non-stop flights from Calgary, Toronto, Montreal
and Ottawa offering a choice of Executive First or Economy service.
Additionally, Star Alliance partner Lufthansa operates flights between
Vancouver and Frankfurt and between Toronto and Frankfurt which Air Canada
offers on a code-share basis. At the Frankfurt worldwide hub, Star Alliance
airlines offer 502 daily flights to 179 destinations, and more than 22.6
million Star Alliance airline customers travelled via Frankfurt in 2012.

Air Canada's Frankfurt International Lounge is the airline's 21^st Maple Leaf
Lounge, and the fourth to open in Europe, along with Arrivals and Departures
Lounges at London Heathrow and a Departures lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle.
In the United States, Air Canada operates Maple Leaf Lounges at Los Angeles
International Airport and at New York LaGuardia. In Canada, Air Canada has 15
Maple Leaf Lounges at airports across the country. For more information on Air
Canada Maple Leaf Lounges please visit

Link to downloadable photos:

Frankfurt Lounge footage and Bennett Lo interview found at this link:

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more
than 175 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the
20 largest airlines in the world and in 2012 served close to 35 million
customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to60
Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and67 cities in Europe,
the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air
Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive
air transportation network serving 1,328 destinations in195 countries. Air
Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a
Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that
ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline
passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2013 for the fourth consecutive
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