First ‘Air France Lounge by Plaza Premium Group’ Opens in Montréal
AirFrance and Plaza Premium Group have teamed up to open a fully redesigned lounge at Montréal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The lounge offers Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers a vast, elegant and welcoming space, promoting French-style hospitality to enhance their travel experience.
Located in the international section of the terminal, this 490 sq. m. lounge has a seating capacity of 149. Bathed in light, it boasts a large bay window offering a view of the runways, the airline’s aircraft and one of the slopes of Mount Royal overlooking the city of Montréal. The lounge is designed embracing French heritage, culture with a twist of innovative modernization to cater to different travelers, especially on the desires of healthiness, wellness and sustainability.
At the entrance, customers are welcomed by Plaza Premium Group agents. Automatic eligibility kiosks are also available for greater fluidity. They then enter the main lounge area, where seats and large sofas are available for everyone to relax, eat or work in comfort. A shared work area is also available. Free Wi-Fi and USB sockets are also available to all customers.
Flying Blue Ultimate customers have access to a more private space, with large sofas and seats to feel at home. An area allows customers to shower or freshen up before their flight. Finally, for those looking for travel inspiration, an ‘Air France Travel Guide’ screen gives customers ideas for their upcoming trips.
The Air France lounge in Montréal is open daily from 2pm to 10pm for Air France and KLM customers. Access is free for Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers, and customers travelling in Economy or Premium Economy can purchase lounge access subject to availability. The lounge is also open to other travelers at selected hours and is available for purchase via Plaza Premium Lounge website.
Catering at the heart of the lounge
At the heart of the lounge, a vast area offers catering centered around French cuisine. A self-service buffet offers hot and cold, savory and sweet dishes throughout the day. A large bar also offers a wide selection of French wines and champagnes.
This fall, the lounge will introduce a new dedicated catering service in the cozy atmosphere of the ‘Night Service’ area. This offer anticipates the desire for rest of Business customers travelling from Montréal to Paris Charles de Gaulle on the last evening flight. They can choose to enjoy in the lounge a real French-style gourmet meal, identical to that served on board, with in-seat restaurant-style service. Starters, hot dishes, cheese, desserts and a wine and champagne list will be offered to these eligible clients.
In an eco-responsible approach, Air France favors local and seasonal products for its catering offer. In addition, to limit the consumption of single-use plastic bottles, the airline provides its customers with water fountains, as well as plastic-free cutlery.