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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines unveils new-look Crown Lounge at Toronto-Pearson airport

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On September 12, 2023 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines inaugurated its Toronto-Pearson renovated KLM Crown Lounge as part of a global project of improving the comfort and customer experience of its international lounges. 

Situated within the international area of Terminal 3, the 575-square-metre lounge boasts a seating capacity of 161.  Its expansive 50-foot-wide window provides guests with a panoramic view of the runways and airport activities. 

What’s new at the KLM Crown Lounge at Pearson  

The main transformations in the lounge include a new front desk reception and a design review to streamline space and light. They also encompass several significant upgrades with comfortable and spacious furniture, with a touch of the distinctive KLM Blue. Beyond aesthetics, the furniture embodies sleek designs and ergonomic forms, incorporating sustainability with the inclusion of long-lasting materials and circular elements such as eco-leather and recycled materials.  The colour palette exudes natural warmth and prominently features the iconic KLM blue. Additionally, a curated display of KLM’s iconic miniature Delft blue houses is on exhibit.  Each house in the collection – 103 so far – depicts a real Dutch building and serve as a unique gift for the World Business Class passengers travelling on international flights. A new house is released each year to highlight KLM’s anniversary on October 7.  

Reception area at the KLM Crown Lounge at Toronto Pearson Airport

‘Investment in signature lounges at international stations are the cornerstone of elevating the premium customer experience, aligning perfectly with our commitment to investing in our new World Business Class and our recently introduced Premium Comfort cabin.  Branded lounges add to the connection with our customers in delivering our brand promise of creating memorable experiences.’ declared Marleen van de Pol, Vice-President Customer Experience at KLM.  

We are delighted to provide Toronto passengers with one of the 2 KLM international lounges’, expressed Jean-Eudes de La Bretèche, General Manager of Air France KLM Canada.  ‘The structural adjustments and rejuvenated atmosphere of this space align perfectly with our Amsterdam lounges dedicated to delivering an enjoyable experience for our clients before their flight.’

Who can visit the KLM Crown Lounge

The KLM Crown Lounge welcomes qualifying passengers from KLM, Air France, and their SkyTeam partners as well as holders of Priority Pass, Dragon Pass and DreamFolks cards.   Operating between 9 am and 10:30 pm, this lounge’s convenience and comfort are available to all international Terminal 3 travelers, upon availability, regardless of their airline or class of service.  Access can be obtained for a nominal fee of $50, which can be purchased directly at the lounge.  

New-look KLM Crown Lounge at Toronto Pearson Airport

Guests can enjoy the convenience of a self-service buffet, featuring a variety of hot and cold food options, and a bar offering a selection of wines, beers and spirits. 

KLM in Canada

In Canada, KLM flies to Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal.  It also provides convenient connections between Montreal-Trudeau to/from Ottawa and Québec City which are carried out daily onboard KLM (or Air France) buses equipped with Wi-Fi.

Toronto stands as KLM’s primary destination in Canada boasting 13 weekly flights.  Starting, October 29, the winter program will feature 11 weekly flights operated either with a B787 or A330.  KLM’s new Premium Comfort will be featured on the daily B787 flights.    

About KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 

For over a century, KLM has been a pioneer in the airline industry. KLM is the oldest airline still operating under its original name and aims to be the leading European network carrier in customer centricity, efficiency and sustainability. The KLM network connects the Netherlands to the world’s key economic regions and is a powerful engine driving the Dutch economy.  

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is part of the Air France–KLM Group. KLM is also a member of the global SkyTeam Alliance, which has 19 member airlines.  

Other articles from totimes.ca – otttimes.ca – mtltimes.ca

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