Canadian air carrier WestJet has begun work on its first proprietary flagship lounge at the Calgary International Airport (YYC).
As the airline with the most departures, destinations and seats from Calgary, the construction of the lounge underscores WestJet’s ongoing commitment to growing its premium presence and guest experience.
“As WestJet continues its accelerated journey to becoming a global network carrier our new flagship lounge in Calgary will give top-tier WestJet Rewards members, Business cabin guests and select partner travellers a home within our home in Calgary,” said d’Arcy Monaghan, WestJet’s vice-president, Loyalty. “This lounge will showcase WestJet’s award-winning hospitality, refined style, elevated products and premium experience our guests have been enjoying with the launch of our new Dreamliner.”
Working in partnership with the Calgary Airport Authority, WestJet’s new lounge will be located near Concourse B to conveniently serve guests travelling from concourses A and B in the Domestic Terminal, and from Concourse D in the International Terminal.
Designed in partnership with Gensler, a world-class design and architectural firm, the lounge will blend contemporary interior design with refined mountain living. This custom Canadian-inspired space will offer exceptional local food and beverage, along with business amenities designed to keep travellers connected.
“Whether guests are starting a journey, or connecting, this premium lounge will elevate their experience,” said Rob Palmer, CFO and vice-president, The Calgary Airport Authority. “YYC is already proud to be home to WestJet, its Dreamliner hub, and now we’re excited to welcome this flagship lounge at our airport.”
The flagship lounge is scheduled to open in late summer 2020.