Air Canada & Virgin Australia Introduce Reciprocal Lounge Access


Air Canada and Virgin Australia launched a frequent flier partnership in January 2021 (read more here) that they are now expanding.

Air Canada Aeroplan and Virgin Australia Velocity elite members, starting at specific tiers, have access to each other’s lounges effective immediately.

You can access Air Canada here and Virgin Australia here.

Note from Air Canada:

Starting today, our Aeroplan Elite 50K, 75K, and Super Elite members are eligible, along with one guest, to visit Virgin Australia lounges when flying on a same-day confirmed ticket on Virgin Australia.

This is a welcome complement to the access that Aeroplan 50K members and above already have to Star Alliance partner lounges within Australia, ensuring these members have a place to rest and relax before their flights no matter if travelling domestically or internationally.

Virgin Australia lounges are found in many of the most popular Australian destinations ( and conveniently connect with Air Canada’s services to Sydney and Brisbane we resumed earlier this year.

We are also happy to announce we will now welcome Velocity Gold and Platinum members to our Maple Leaf Lounges and Air Canada Cafes ( when flying on a same-day confirmed ticket on Air Canada.

This is the first of further exciting reciprocal benefits to come with Virgin Australia, and you can look forward to more news from us in the months ahead.


This is welcomed news for Air Canada and Virgin Australia elite members, that now have access to each other’s lounges.

United Airlines and Virgin Australia elite members have had lounge access since their partnership launch in May this year (read more here).

I have a Virgin Australia flight coming later this month in business that I ticketed using United miles. I previously had access to Virgin Australia lounges via VA’s partnership with Etihad and now through United (lifetime Gold status).

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