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Exclusive: Reopening of the National Bank Lounge at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

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After many months of closure, the National Bank Lounge will open on July 26 at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport.

Located near Gate 53 in the international section, the National Bank VIP Lounge allows travellers to relax and eat before their flight. It will open on July 26, 2021, with some special measures given the current context related to COVID-19.

New measures

To meet the requirements of the health authorities, the National Bank VIP Lounge will be able to accommodate its guests with a reduced capacity.

In addition, the premises will be cleaned more frequently, and disinfectant gel dispensers have been added.

Note also that:

  • Masks must be worn by all guests aged 5 years and over;
  • Meals will be served at tables, with a choice of main courses, side dishes and desserts
  • Guests may order an additional portion of the meal if desired, as well as individual snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages are included and served by the Lounge staff
  • Non-alcoholic beverages remain available on a self-service basis
  • Electronic versions of newspapers and magazines will be accessible from the PressReader platform on the guest’s mobile device
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How to access this Lounge

You must:

  • Have a boarding pass for an international flight (not for flights within Canada or to the United States)
  • The boarding gate must be in the international zone (gates 50 to 68)
  • Be a National Bank’s World Elite Mastercard® credit cardholder(or other airport lounge membership such as Priority Pass, LoungeKey or American Express Platinum Cards)
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For the National Bank’s World Elite Mastercard®, cardholders must show their credit card at the National Bank VIP Lounge entrance. Indeed, the NBC credit cardholder has free and unlimited access to this Lounge, as well as a guest and up to 2 children.

All the advantages of this credit card are explained here. For example, this credit card comes with a $250 annual travel credit (including $100 for airport parking). Its comprehensive insurance coverage makes it one of the best World Elite Mastercard credit cards in Canada!

Another method is to have a credit card that offers access to Priority Pass or LoungeKey lounges (the National Bank VIP Lounge is part of those networks). For example:

Or be a holder of the Platinum Card® or the Business Platinum Card® from American Express: each of which offers direct, unlimited access to this lounge for the Cardmember and one guest.

For more information on Canadian airport lounge access, check out our ultimate guide!


Montreal-Trudeau International Airport is expecting more traffic in the coming weeks. This encourages airport lounges to open gradually.

Are you planning to use the National Bank VIP Lounge soon? Come to the milesopedia’s Facebook group to discuss it!

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