SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, opened its new lounge at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport on 2 July.
The lounge is available to Elite Plus, First and Business Class passengers flying from the airport on any of the alliance’s 10 airlines that serve Istanbul. SkyTeam anticipates more than 70,000 visits to the lounge each year.
The new lounge embodies the alliance’s spirit of ‘caring more about you’. The 350 square meter space seats up to 90 passengers and offers high-end hospitality with amenities including:
- a business centre complete with printing facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi
- a relaxation zone with oxygen bar and massage chairs
- a bar and buffet offering a selection of different cuisines
- more than 70 electric power sockets for customer use
- a reading area
SkyTeam’s Istanbul lounge is a key milestone in the alliance’s airport-focused initiative, SkyPort.
Developed to realize synergies for SkyTeam members by sharing facilities at airports worldwide, SkyPort also improves the travel experience for passengers.
As part of this initiative, SkyTeam plans to open two more lounges: in Sydney by the end of 2013 and in Beijing in 2014.