Building on top of newly opened and highly successful Maple Leaf Lounge at San Francisco International Airport, Air Canada recently reintroduced a lounge offering at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).
Air Canada’s offering is uniquely positioned in United Airlines’ new United Club inside EWR’s Terminal A—the terminal the Canadian flag carrier operates out of.
The airline calls this a co-location within United Club, and the lounge offers a dedicated Air Canada customer service desk, as well as a lounge access policy consistent with Air Canada’s Maple Leaf Lounges. Air Canada has done a similar co-location model with the Aspire Lounge | Air Canada Café at Toronto’s Billy Bishop City Centre Airport.
The 15,000-square-foot location features approximately 350 seats, has digital access gates, and is easily accessible after security by Gate A27.
The space is inviting with a variety of seatings for different types of travellers, while plenty of plugs and areas allow people to recharge (people and devices!) and have conversation.
It’s an airy space that offers a short walk to Air Canada gates. It’s a smart strategy for the Canadian airline, while still giving customers a premium experience, hot and cold food, a fully stocked bar with local offerings, and desserts—while having easy access to an Air Canada-dedicated agent inside.
For those who don’t fly out of LaGuardia (which also has a fantastic Air Canada-run Maple Leaf Lounge), this is a great option to have some respite before a flight back to Canada from Newark Liberty International Airport.