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Air Canada and Virgin Australia Strengthen Ties, Offer Mutual Lounge Access

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At the beginning of last year, Air Canada and Virgin Australia announced a partnership that saw the Australian carrier become a partner of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program.

And now, the 2 carriers are deepening their relationship and offering mutual lounge access to certain flyers of each airline.

Let’s take a look at the details of this development.

Air Canada, Virgin Australia Flyers To Receive Reciprocal Lounge Access

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Los Angeles International Airport
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at Los Angeles (LAX). Image Credit: Air Canada

Effective immediately, certain members of Air Canada’s Aeroplan program and Virgin Australia’s Velocity program have access to airport lounges of either airline, with some stipulations.

Air Canada Aeroplan Elite 50K, 75K, and Super Elite members can now enter Virgin Australia lounges across Australia when flying on a same-day Virgin Australia ticket. These flyers can also bring 1 guest into the lounge with them.

Virgin Australia lounges can be found in the following cities across the Australian continent:

  • Adelaide (ADL)
  • Brisbane (BNE)
  • Canberra (CBR)
  • Gold Coast (OOL)
  • Melbourne (MEL)
  • Perth (PER)
  • Sydney (SYD)

On the flip side, Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum members can now visit Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada cafes when flying on a same-day Air Canada ticket.

Maple Leaf Lounges can be found in the following cities across Canada, Europe, and the United States:

  • Calgary (YYC)
  • Edmonton (YEG)
  • Frankfurt (FRA)
  • Halifax (YHZ)
  • London-Heathrow (LHR)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Montreal (YUL)
  • New York-LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Ottawa (YOW)
  • Paris (CDG)
  • Regina (YQR)
  • Saskatoon (YXE)
  • St. John’s (YYT)
  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Winnipeg (YWG)

In a statement, Air Canada alluded to more benefits to come for flyers of each airline, so it stands to reason that we’ll see more developments in the coming months.

Hot Tip: To learn more, read our complete guides on the Air Canada Aeroplan program. Also, brush up on all the best ways to earn lots of Virgin Australia Velocity points.

Final Thoughts

Air Canada and Virgin Australia are deepening their partnership and offering lounge access to elite flyers of each airline.

This will make journeys far more pleasant for elite members of both Air Canada and Virgin Australia, and we’re looking forward to seeing what else the 2 airlines will offer flyers in the coming months.

We’ll be sure to update you as we learn more about this exciting new airline partnership!

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About Nick Ellis

Nick’s passion for points began as a hobby and became a career. He worked for over 5 years at The Points Guy and has contributed to Business Insider and CNN. He has 14 credit cards and continues to leverage the perks of each.

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