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Turkish Airlines Opens First Lounge in the U.S.

Turkish Airlines, which was recently named “Best Airline of Europe” for the sixth consecutive year by Skytrax*, celebrated the official opening of its prestigious first lounge in the U.S., the Turkish Airlines Lounge Washington D.C., at Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

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

“We are pleased to bring to the United States the world-renowned lounge experience that Turkish Airlines pioneered at Istanbul’sAtaturk International Airport,” said Ilker Ayci, Chairman of Turkish Airlines. “Travelers who visit the Turkish Airlines lounge at Dulles International Airport will be treated to some of the finest services and accommodations available anywhere.”

Since November 2010, Turkish Airlines has connected business and leisure travelers in the Washington, D.C. area to the world with nonstop service through its Istanbul hub.

The prestigious new lounge reinforces Turkish Airlines’ commitment to ensuring travel is both convenient and comfortable for U.S. travelers as it strives to be the international carrier of choice. Turkish Airlines currently offers 10 flights per week fromWashington, D.C. to Istanbul, and serves eight other gateway cities in the U.S., including New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston,Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Known for its award-winning inflight service and catering, Turkish Airlines flies to more countries than any other airline and serves more than 291 destinations in 116 countries. To book a flight with Turkish Airlines or to learn more, visit

* 2016 Skytrax Passenger Preferences Ranking.


About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 334 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 291 destinations worldwide with 242 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as Europe’s Best Airline” for the sixth and “Best Airline in Southern Europefor the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world’s “Best Economy Catering Service”, in 2013 and also in 2014 the world’s “Best Business Catering Service”, and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining”, “Best Business Airline Lounge” awards in last year’s survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world’s “Best Business Class Dining Lounge” and“Best Business Class On-Board Catering” prizes in this year’s survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website .

About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveler. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveler Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Avianca Brazil, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,330 airports in 192 countries.




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