THY opens first lounge in United States
WASHINGTON - Anadolu AgencyThe lounge offers Turkish and international gourmet food and beverages.
Turkish Airlines has opened its first lounge in the U.S. at Washington Dulles International Airport.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Washington Serdar Kılıç attended the inauguration ceremony at the airport just outside of downtown Washington DC.
“Thanks to this lounge, people who are going to travel to Turkey from Washington will experience Turkish people’s hospitality,” Kılıç said on Sept. 30.
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.
“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,” Erdoğan said.
He noted that the Turkish Airlines lounge in Istanbul was awarded “best Business Class lounge in 2015.”
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority CEO John Potter also spoke at the ceremony and said Turkish Airlines has elevated its service standards to a very high level at Dulles Airport and thanked the airlines for opening the lounge.