Air Canada announced its newest Air Canada Café, in collaboration with Aspire, Swissport’s premium lounge brand. Beginning June 1, eligible Air Canada customers departing from Toronto’s downtown airport will have dedicated access to the only airline lounge at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to enjoy elevated comfort and convenience before they fly.
The new Aspire | Air Canada Café marks the 27th lounge in Air Canada’s lounge network and the sixth Canadian location for Aspire. It’s a 133-seat modern respite at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s domestic departures terminal. Quiet workspaces, a private meeting room and premium food and drinks to stay or go are among the complimentary amenities in the café-style executive lounge.
“We know how much Air Canada customers, who travel frequently within the busy Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal corridor, really value the convenience of flying out of Billy Bishop,” said Jacqueline Harkness, Managing Director, Product & Services, Air Canada. “Our new Aspire | Air Canada Café at Billy Bishop builds upon the success of our first Air Canada Café at Toronto-Pearson, and is just one more way Air Canada continues to invest in the best lounge network in Canada.”
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Air Canada on our first joint lounge concept,” said Charles Roberge, CEO of Swissport Canada. “With this new addition, we continue to expand our lounge network in Canada and reinforce our commitment to providing exceptional services to our customers worldwide. Our newest lounge is Toronto’s first Aspire Lounge and aims to be the first LEED-certified lounge in Swissport’s international network of 63 Aspire lounges.”
“We are thrilled to see the opening of a new lounge at YTZ. Featuring local and sustainable amenities in a serene bespoke space, this lounge builds upon the award-winning amenities for passengers at Toronto’s City Airport,” said Neil Pakey, President and CEO of Nieuport Aviation, the owner and operator of the passenger terminal.
The Aspire | Air Canada Café is available to Air Canada customers who are Aeroplan 50K, 75K, or Aeroplan Super Elite Status members, Star Alliance Gold members, and Aeroplan premium co-brand cardholders, as well as travellers connecting to an Air Canada business class ticket.