Air Canada opened its newest International Maple Leaf Lounge at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1, Departures Area B, on October 10, 2013.
The almost 8,000 square foot lounge showcases Canadian design, artistry and craftsmanship and offers a serene, stylish relaxation area for eligible Air Canada and Star Alliance travelers.
A highlight of the Frankfurt lounge is The Canada Room, which displays Canadian artworks against Canadian maple wood millwork, backlit walls lined with Canadian maple wood slats, and cross-cut slabs of Eramosa marble from Ontario.
Other lounge interior highlights include a permanent art installation, Transformations, by the Toronto design firm Moss & Lam on the feature wall of the dining area; furnishings by Canadian designers Brent Comber, mth woodworks, Moss & Lam and Birchwood Furniture; glass art by Tsunami Glassworks, and a rotating display of artworks by Canadian artists and artisans.
Customers eligible to use the lounge include Air Canada Altitude Super Elite 100K, Elite 75K and Elite 50K members, Star Alliance Gold members, and customers traveling in Air Canada Executive First with confirmed same-day travel on a departing Air Canada or Star Alliance flight.
Lounge amenities include a shower area featuring showers with large rain-shower heads, ambient music and Canadian Escents spa products; complimentary WiFi high-speed Internet access and a bistro-style dining area offering hot and cold food, and complimentary German and Canadian wines, beer & spirits.
Other amenities include a Quiet Zone with six reclining pods equipped with personal satellite TV screens, USB ports and noise-cancelling headsets, and a business center equipped with flat-screen Dell PCs, color laser printers and scanners.
Air Canada operates up to five daily round-trip flights between Canada and Frankfurt with non-stop flights from Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.