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Turkish Airlines Will Open Five Lounges At Istanbul Airport



Current Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge

Turkish Airlines has announced that it will open five lounges at Istanbul Airport for business class travelers, Miles & Smiles frequent flyer programs Elite Plus and Elite members, Star Alliance Gold members and corporate club members.

Previously, Turkish Airlines completed the “great relocation” to the new base of Istanbul Airport, one of the most important milestones in the history of the Turkish aviation industry.

At present, Turkish Airlines has opened three lounges at the Istanbul Airport, including the Turkish Airlines Lounge Business Class Lounge, the Miles&Smiles Lounge and the Domestic Lounge. The CIP lounge and arrival lounge are scheduled to open in the summer of 2019.

The Turkish Airlines Business Lounge covers over 60,000 square feet and features 765 seats and 13 exclusive suites with showers. Turkish Airlines also collaborated with the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art to design a 130-square-foot museum.

The Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles frequent flyer lounge covers over 60,000 square feet and features 765 seats and 11 exclusive suites with showers where guests can enjoy comfortable sofa chairs, Turkey and around the world. Delicacy, mobile massage and more. The lounge also features a game console, a golf simulator and a large children’s play area to provide entertainment for the traveler, as well as a virtual reality center with 3D glasses. The two lounges also have meeting rooms, a library and a prayer room.

The Turkish Airlines Domestic Departure Passenger Lounge has an exclusive entrance outside the terminal building. After check-in, passengers can take the bus directly to the boarding gate. The lounge has comfortable sofa chairs, Turkish cuisine, a large children’s play area, multi-screen TV media wall and prayer room.

The overall design concept of the Business Class and Frequent Flyer Lounge reflects the Aegean theme, including the design of the Aegean Breeze. The most distinctive strip wall of the Turkish Airlines Lounge is fluid-inspired and consists of wavy solid wood panels that pass through all lounges. The solid wood panels hovering around the hall use amorphous motion to express the feeling of flow.

Turkish Airlines passengers can enter the lounge with business class airfare, frequent flyer Elite Plus and Elite membership cards, Star Alliance Gold or Corporate Club membership cards.

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Air France To Open Brand New Lounge In Terminal 2F At Paris-Charles De Gaulle



Air France today announced its new creative space design partner for their newly built Air France Lounge in terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku from the Parisian space design studio Jouin Manku will be working with Air France to design the future lounge in Terminal 2F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, which will be ready to welcome the airline’s Business and Flying Blue Elite Plus customers at the end of 2020. This lounge will be serving Air France customers departing on or connecting to a medium-haul flight within the Schengen area or a domestic flight.  

Cross-section plan of the future Air France lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, terminal 2F, night view
Cross-section plan of the future Air France lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle, terminal 2F, night view

As a result of new constructions aimed at developing the best transfer conditions and easing the already overcrowding issues at Terminal 2F with the Paris Aéroport, the new 3500 sq. m. space of the new Air France lounge will be located at the centre of the two boarding areas which make up Terminal 2F. It will play a full part in the new airport design to create a more streamlined and comfortable lounge visit experience.

New Air France Terminal Lounge Location CDG 2F

This prestigious collaboration with Jouin Manku goes hand in hand with Air France’s tradition of regularly calling on the best designers and architects of its time.

“We are delighted to include Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku in the incredible history that Air France has had with design since its creation. Following Charlotte Perriand, Andrée Putman and more recently Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and Mathieu Lehanneur, a new creative stage is opening up to us. By creating an iconic new lounge, the Jouin Manku studio will enhance the very French notion of hospitality, combining pleasure and poetry.”

Catherine Villar, SVP Customer Experience at Air France.

“We are very proud to be embarking on this new project alongside Air France. With this new lounge, we wish to offer the airline’s customers a real moment suspended in time before take-off. At the heart of the lounge, a “runway view”, a huge curved window with a view of the sky, will reinforce the impression of being in a bubble of serenity at the heart of the airport. We have designed an intuitive space that every customer can enjoy, whatever the time of day.” 

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

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