WESTJET has this month commenced construction of a new lounge at Calgary International Airport.
Scheduled to open in summer 2020, the lounge will grant complimentary access to Platinum, Gold and Silver WestJet Rewards members, as well as all WestJet Business class travellers and select travel partners.
Designed in partnership with Gensler, WestJet has claimed the lounge will be a “Canadian-inspired space”, with local food and beverages on offer, and a design built around a combination of “contemporary interior design and refined mountain living.”
It will be situated near Concourse B, making it convenient for both domestic and international travellers.
“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 WestJet spokesman D’Arcy Monaghan.
“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.”
“Whether guests are starting a journey, or connecting, this premium lounge will elevate their experience,” said Calgary Airport Authority Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Rob Palmer. “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.”
WestJet has been gradually moving away from its low-cost origins through the “ongoing premiumization” of its fleet.