Turkish Airlines to Open Five Lounges at the New Istanbul Airport

With the final touch of “Great Move” to its ultra-modern home base, Istanbul Airport, Turkish Airlines will open 5 passenger lounges to be had for Business Class, Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club passengers. The airport currently operates 3 lounges – the Turkish Airlines Business Lounge, Miles & Smiles Lounge and Domestic Lounge. The Exclusive Lounge and Arrival Lounge are planned to open in Summer 2019.

The Turkish Airlines Business Lounge has an approximate place of over 60,000 rectangular feet, seats 765 guests and capabilities 13 non-public suites with showers. Turkish Airlines also designed a hundred thirty rectangular foot museum in here collaborating with the humanities and cultural institution Istanbul Modern.

The Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles Lounge is also over 60,000 rectangular feet seating 765 guests and gives 11 personal suites with showers and space wherein visitors can enjoy relaxation on secure couches, get pleasure from scrumptious and unique treats from Turkey at the side of global cuisine, or revel in mobile masseur offerings. A console gaming experience, golfing simulators and huge kids’ play area provide enjoyment, at the same time as an era centre with three-D glasses and virtual truth is planned. The lounges additionally offer assembly rooms, a library and a prayer room.

The Turkish Airlines Domestic Lounge is out there thru a unique entrance gate positioned outdoor the terminal so passengers can complete take a look at-in approaches and switch without delay to the plane via buses. Lounge services encompass comfortable couches, Turkish delicacies, a big youngsters’ play area, media wall with a couple of TV displays and a prayer room.

The basic layout concept of the Business Class and Miles & Smiles Lounges replicate an Aegean topic, inclusive of designs depicting breezes from the Aegean location. The Ribbon wall, that is the most special parent in Turkish Airlines’ lounges and stimulated by way of a flowing motif, consists of strong wooden panels that undulate via all lounges. Panels circulating in the halls have amorphous movements expressing the go with the flow.

Turkish Airlines passengers benefit get admission to to the lounges through presenting their commercial enterprise magnificence tickets or Miles & Smiles Elite Plus & Elite, Star Alliance Gold and Corporate Club club playing cards
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This extremely good Turkish dessert is made from kadaif that’s something like shredded wheat. Cheese is placed in between two skinny layers of the kadaif and cooked in a small round copper plate. Syrup, which includes sugar, water and a couple of drops of rose water, is poured on the pastry for the final minutes of cooking. It is crowned with clotted cream and pistachios. It appears to be an atypical aggregate. However, that is a dessert that you’ll wish you had extra off after you come home from your tour in Turkey.