Turkish Airlines opens first lounge in US

Washington DC lounge seats 120

Turkish Airlines has opened its first lounge in the U.S., the Turkish Airlines Lounge Washington D.C., at Dulles International Airport (IAD).

The new 5,000 square foot lounge seats 120 guests and features amenities that cater to the needs of business and leisure passengers, which include:

  • Food and beverage buffet
  • Shower and bathroom facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business Corner with six all-in-one PCs
  • Prayer and relaxation rooms
  • Direct connection to the Aerobridge
  • Entertainment, daily newspapers and magazines

With a covered area of about 5,000 square feet, “the interior design of the lounge reflects the rich cultural heritage of Turkey,” Turkish Airlines chief Erkan Erdoğan said. The lounge features direct access to Turkish Airlines’ boarding.

According to Erdoğan, besides unlimited Turkish and international gourmet food, beverages and free wi-fi, there will be showers, prayer rooms, a quiet room and a television area with individual headphone service. It will also have an area for business with computers and tables to allow passengers to conduct work.

Erkan Erdoğan, Turkish Airlines chief executive:

“With the opening of this lounge, we now have 18 lounges operating under the Turkish Airlines brand, 12 of which are located in domestic terminals and three at International terminals in Turkey. Our other International airport lounges are located in Moscow and Nairobi.”

N.B. Image credit: Turkish Airlines

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