LOCATION OPENING DATE ELIGIBILITY
International Departures, Istanbul Ataturk Airport
March 2013 Turkish Airlines’business class passengers, Miles & Smiles Elite, Elite Plus card holders and Star Alliance Gold membership card holders.
Turkish Airlines has expanded and redesigned the facility, adding nearly 26,000 square feet to make room for another 1,000 departing guests. The expanded lounge now has a second floor that connects to the original space which includes a children’s playground, library, billiards area, prayer room and teleconference area. In addition there is now an enlarged rest and shower space and additional massage beds.
Unlike most lounges, the dining experience here is separated into different segments. First up is a European-style café that serves fresh cakes and pastries. There is also an Arabian salad station, and a stand-alone bar.
The center of the lounge is dominated by a Feurich grand piano that self-plays jazz. Now, that’s style!
Superb, ideal for work or rest. Definitely right up there as the most comprehensive lounge I’ve seen in 15 years of international travel.