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Premium Pay-Per-Use Lounge Opens in YVR's Domestic Terminal

April 13, 2007

Domestic passengers traveling out of YVR can now enjoy a first-class lounge experience at YVR's new Plaza Premium Lounge, located post-security at the junction between A and B piers in the Domestic Terminal. Open to all domestic passengers, regardless of airline, travel class or membership programs, the Plaza Premium Lounge offers spectacular runway views, comfortable seating, refreshments and business services for a $25 entrance fee.

April 13, 2007 - 10:00 AM

PREMIUM PAY-PER-USE LOUNGE OPENS IN YVR'S DOMESTIC TERMINAL

Domestic passengers traveling out of YVR can now enjoy a first-class lounge experience at YVR's new Plaza Premium Lounge, located post-security at the junction between A and B piers in the Domestic Terminal. Open to all domestic passengers, regardless of airline, travel class or membership programs, the Plaza Premium Lounge offers spectacular runway views, comfortable seating, refreshments and business services for a $25 entrance fee.

Owned and operated by Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited, the concept comes to YVR from Asia, where it is popular with business travelers and vacationers alike at airports in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. YVR was a natural fit for the pay-per-use lounge model, given the airport's position as the premier North American gateway to Asia.

"For several years, our international travellers have been enjoying the existing Plaza Premium Lounge in the International Terminal, and we're pleased to now extend this premium lounge experience to our domestic travelers," said Christopher Gilliland, Manager, Retail Sales and Services, Vancouver Airport Authority. "This popular service is yet another way that we strive to offer our customers an enjoyable traveling experience at YVR."

Features of note include comfortable seating for 100, computers equipped with Internet access, plus full Wi-Fi capability throughout the lounge. Refreshments included in the entrance fee include warm breakfast, lunch and dinner, light snacks and espresso beverages. Draught beer, wine and spirits are also available for purchase. Current newspapers and magazines, television entertainment and carry-on baggage storage round out the lounge experience. Open daily from 6:00a.m to 11:30p.m., the 600 square-metre lounge is staffed by 10 friendly service professionals.

The Plaza Premium Lounge experience is also available to passengers traveling to international destinations out of YVR. Immediately post-security in YVR's International Terminal, refreshments, business services and sleeping areas are available to international passengers for a $30 entrance fee. Discounted rates and annual memberships are available to frequent travellers for both lounges. More information on the Plaza Premium Lounge experience is available at www.plaza-asia.com.

 

ABOUT THE MERCHANTS AT YVR

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is home to an award-winning retail program of more than 160 shops, services and restaurants. A leader in developing the airport experience, YVR was recognized with top honours by Airport Council International-North America (ACI-NA) for Best Retail/Specialty Program in 2005. Consistently rated among the world's top airports, YVR is Canada's second-busiest airport and expects to welcome a record 17.5 million passengers in 2007.

 

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For more information:
YVR Media Relations
Vancouver International Airport Authority
604.880.9815

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