Turkish Airlines plans to open extra lounges at Istanbul’s new airport this summer season and has shared some functions of the brand new lounges with Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.

The Exclusive Loung and Arrival Lounge will be a part of the Turkish flag provider’s three different lounges – Turkish Airlines Business Lounge (pictured above), Miles & Smiles Lounge and Domestic Lounge – at Istanbul Airport, which took over flight operations from Istanbul Ataturk Airport remaining month.

Turkish Airlines says in a press release that the 5 passenger lounges are “to be had for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers”.

A spokesperson for Turkish Airlines instructed Business Traveller Asia-Pacific that The Exclusive Lounge will be placed at the global departure terminal, mezzanine floor and offer a la carte dining, non-public suites with enclosed showers and a bar place, among different functions. The Arrival Lounge could be located at the worldwide arrival floor and could offer a buffet, showers and day beds, among different features.

The spokesperson changed into not able to provide a greater precise opening date than summer 2019, nor was she capable of providing data on the size and capacity of the two new lounges. Asked for pics or graphic renderings of the brand new lounges, she becomes unable to offer any.

The new lounges, just like the existing three lounges, may be reachable to Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers.

As for the present 3 Turkish Airlines lounges at Istanbul Airport, the Turkish Airlines Business Lounge, which opened on April 6, 2019, has an approximate location of near five,575 sq., seats 765 visitors and features thirteen private suites with showers. Turkish Airlines additionally designed a hundred thirty-square museum in it, taking part with the arts and cultural institution Istanbul Modern.

The Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles Lounge, which additionally opened on April 6, 2019, is likewise nearly 5,575 square, with seating for 765 guests. The lounge gives 11 non-public suites with showers and area wherein guests can relaxation on couches, “delight in delicious and exclusive treats” from Turkey together with worldwide delicacies, or experience “cellular masseur offerings”. A “console gaming experience”, golfing simulators and “large kids’ play place” amuse, while a generation centre with 3-D glasses and the digital fact is deliberate. The two lounges additionally provide meeting rooms, a library and a prayer room.

The Turkish Airlines Domestic Lounge, which opened on December 25, 2018, is available through a special entrance gate placed outdoor the terminal so passengers can complete check-in processes and switch at once to the plane through buses. Lounge services include relaxed couches, Turkish delicacies, a huge kids’ play location, media wall with a couple of TV monitors and a prayer room.

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