Turkish Airlines opens renovated lounge for business class travelers

Turkish Airlines opens renovated lounge for business class travelers

Travelers who carry business class tickets and fly into or out of Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey may notice a few changes to Turkish Airlines' CIP lounge.

The airline recently held a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the lounge's renovations and open its doors to the carrier's business class passengers. This 3,000-square-meter space is located in the airport's international departures section and is capable of servicing up to 2,000 individuals each day.

While visiting the CIP lounge, travelers with business class airfares can take advantage of a variety of perks that come with the purchase of premium tickets. For instance, the revamped facility includes amenities that appeal to people of all ages. Adults can spend their time awaiting takeoff in private relaxation rooms, gender-based prayer rooms and massage chairs. Additionally, guests may take a shower and freshen up using the airline's complimentary toiletry kits. Meanwhile, younger fliers can enjoy the children's play room or private infant room.

Those who need to connect with their office back home can take advantage of the CIP lounge's business center, where they will have access to technical equipment and WLAN internet.

Of course, travelers who are just looking to unwind before they board their flight can play a game of pool in the CIP lounge's billiard hall, do a little reading in the facility's library or select something to listen to through the facility's music system. Individuals who want to catch up on world news can watch television, or peruse a selection of daily local and international newspapers and magazines.

If travelers require nourishment, they can select something to eat off of the CIP lounge's menu of hot and cold dining options. Complimentary treats that are available to travelers include breakfast until 11:00 a.m., local and imported alcoholic beverages as well as nonalcoholic drinks.

Or, international travelers can also eat while they are in the air. As soon as passengers board their aircraft, they are treated to champagne or orange juice, according to the airline's website. In-flight, individuals may dine on any number of menu options, including fresh fruit, beef jambon or grilled chicken breast. The carrier has also begun to cater to vegetarian passengers as well, through the range of pasta dishes that are offered.

By Christopher Straub

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