Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines now has a fleet of 325 passenger and cargo aircraft flying to 304 destinations in 122 countries – including the Philippines.
The national carrier of Turkey, which flies to more countries than any other airlines, holds itself to high passenger comfort standards. And this is best embodied by its Business Class that offers seating designed to take passenger comfort to the highest level.
Business-class passengers of Turkish Airlines get to enjoy seating features, which may vary depending on aircraft type, such as in-chair massage, reading lamp, power supply and the facility to screen off their private area. They can sleep in comfort with fully lie-flat seats and complimentary pillows and blankets.
In addition, each one of them is furnished with an amenity kit containing an assortment of items they may find useful – eye mask, ear plugs, lip balm and socks. Denon headphones that deliver perfect sound and minimize ambient noise by as much as 99% are also provided to them. Denon is a world-renowned manufacturer of audio and home entertainment systems.
Turkish Airlines has developed an innovation called “Sky Illusion Sleeping Collection” that enables its business-class passengers on intercontinental flights to enjoy the best Turkish hospitality within the concept of privileged travel, and promises home comfort on the clouds during extended range flights.
What’s more, chefs ply business-class passengers with lip-smacking Turkish and world cuisines served up on stylish porcelain tableware.
Istanbul Atatürk Airport, the main international airport serving Istanbul, a major city in Turkey, is home to one of the world’s most awarded private passenger lounges, Lounge Istanbul, which occupies 6,000 square meters and seats up to 1,100 people.
Business Class passengers traveling with Turkish Airlines, Miles&Smiles Elite and Elite Plus cardholders traveling in Economy Class, Star Alliance Gold and Turkish Airlines Corporate Club members are allowed access to Lounge Istanbul.
Lounge Istanbul, where the modern blends with the traditional, offers an atmosphere that’s tranquil and filled with entertainment.
Besides the unique tastes of Turkish and world dishes, the lounge offers a great range of services and activities, including a realistic racetrack providing the excitement of a car race, video game consoles, a cutting-edge golf simulator, private resting suits and showering areas, media wall, cinema, a play area for children, a library, a pool room, a prayer room, a teleconference hall, and massage service.
Passengers who fly through Istanbul and have a waiting time of at least six hours are welcome to Touristanbul. After arriving at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, they will be picked up and taken to the most significant historical sights of the city, where some of the world’s major civilizations emerged and flourished, as well as to its natural beauties. Once the sightseeing is over, the passengers will be taken back to the airport for their next flight.
For more information, visit www.turkishairlines.com, e-mail MANILASALES@THY.COM or TICKETING@THY.COM.PH or contact (+632) 894-5416 or (+632) 864-0600.