Modes of Travel | December3rd, 2018

Turkish Airlines: Business Class

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As the world of travel continues to expand its horizons, and international business and leisure travelers journey across oceans and continents to destinations beyond traditional European capitals, the exciting possibilities of Turkish Airlines, a five-star Star Alliance member, are luring economy and business level passengers in growing numbers. With more than 300 worldwide destinations serviced by a fleet of 329, Turkish Airlines stands alone as the carrier flying to more countries than any other in the world. Istanbul has become the leading hub connecting Europe, the U.S. and Canada, South America, Asia and Africa. Serving popular destinations with convenient connection times to popular cities such as fashion capitals Paris and Tokyo, luxurious Maldives and Seychelles islands or exotic Beirut and Amman, the wide choice is truly impressive.  It is no wonder that the importance of Business Class travel for Turkish Airlines is burgeoning and the continued efforts to accommodate the Business Class Traveler with specialized products and services have been impressive.


Turkish Airlines ensures your prestigious Business Class experience begins with travel in style. A newly inaugurated program, Exclusive Drive, provides an enhanced free service of airport transportation in a luxury chauffeur-driven limo for journeys under 35 miles at flight points in the U.S. and Canada. Upon arriving at the airport, Business Class guests are ushered through private entries with priority check in, avoiding long lines with extra carry –on baggage allowances, earning additional bonus miles from the advantageous Miles and Smiles Frequent Flyer Program.  When flying internationally with Turkish Airlines, Business Class passengers and Economy passengers with Miles&Smiles Elite Plus membership can make use of the lounges.  There are 18 lounges under the Turkish Airlines brand, all carrying the same level of luxury and top quality service. At Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, there are three lounges: Flagship lounge called `Lounge Istanbul’ and two arrival lounges dedicated to international arrival and domestic passengers. Turkish Airlines also has 12 lounges located at different airports across Turkey and branded lounges in Moscow, Nairobi, and Washington D.C., with plans to announce several others throughout the world.


Arriving in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the major world travel hub,  Turkish Airlines’ Business Class transfer passengers are expedited through passport control to the world-renowned CIP Lounge Istanbul to enjoy a comfortable wait for their connection. The welcome they receive is definitive of Turkish hospitality with incomparable amenities in an expansive 6000 square meter display of the rich Turkish culture and heritage and Ottoman and Seljuk architectural roots. Families traveling Business Class find Turkish Airlines particularly welcoming with amenities that cater to a wide range of needs including lounges with locker rooms with high-end toiletries, showers and suites for napping, and excellence in a wide range of dining and entertainment options. Turkish Airlines has designed a lounge environment that is a relaxing, stylish getaway incorporating a decor that reflects the rich cultural heritage of Turkey. At Istanbul New Airport, opening late 2018, the very best of Turkish hospitality will greet exclusive Business Class Lounge visitors who will be greeted with new tailor made services spread out over 22,000 square meters.  The New Airport, upon completion, will serve a total of 200 million passengers per year and be the World’s largest airport’s terminal, Europe’s biggest transit hub and home to the World’s largest Duty Free shop with over 400 domestic and foreign brands together.

 

Learn more about Turkish Airline Layover and Stopover adventures… your magical Turkish carpet is waiting to carry you away….

 Touristanbul explores Istanbul and presents exceptional opportunities for discovering the wonders of Turkey’s cultural capital while waiting for your connecting Turkish Airlines international flight, for layovers between 6 – 24 hours or a stopover 20+ hours. Take advantage of this amazing offer of a free Tour of Istanbul’s highlights while you wait, simply confirm by visiting the Hotel Desk in the International Arrivals Terminal of Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Layover tours are designed to maximize your introduction to the wonders of Istanbul. Your bus tour leaves the airport following the coastal road, with a dramatic panorama of the Bosphorus viewed from Ortaköy. An experienced tour guide will give you historical insights into many of Istanbul’s most iconic sights including Yedikule Fortress, Old Samatya Armanian District, Yenikapı Harbor, the Walls of Constantine, Galata Bridge, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Galata Tower, the Golden Horn, and ancient Aqueduct. A stop for delectable Turkish and Ottoman traditional foods is the crowning touch. This is a unique offer not to be missed.


For a longer stopover, Turkish Airlines invites you to Stopover Istanbul, offering its Business Class passengers a five-star experience touring Istanbul’s remarkable sights and a free two day stay at a five-star hotel in the heart of the city’s hip Taksim area. For Economy passengers, the tour offer includes one free night at a four-star hotel in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet district. With your Turkish visa or e-visa, you will find your stopover tour will transport you to view Bosphorus vistas, experience iconic historic landmarks, and have memorable photo opportunities. Your exclusive tour ensures top shopping and entertainment venues while you await your international connecting flight. Your bags will await you at your hotel destination.

An exciting new offer for Turkish Airlines Business Class Passengers is the recently-announced Istanbul Bosphorus Experience. For the Business Class traveler with a transfer time of 7+ hours in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines is offering a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Istanbul and the famed Bosphorus Straits before continuing the trip to their destination. Designed to transform the layover experience, this program allows passengers to exit Ataturk Airport expediting passport control with a designated guide whisking them away in luxury to a private motor boat to cruise the beautiful coastal waters of the Bosphorus viewing historic landmarks such as Maiden’s Tower, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower and Dolmabahce Palace. After the cruise tour, a sampling of authentic Ottoman cuisine will be offered at the luxurious seaside Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel. This exceptional program offered to Turkish Airline Business Class Passengers is an impressive addition to the already distinctive first rate experience.

 

Quintessential In-Flight Luxury

What Turkish Airlines Business Class Dining looks like: First, imagine a live piano performance providing a calm, relaxed atmosphere more representative of a star-rated restaurant. Next, envision guests indulging in a complete gourmet experience while sipping your favorite cocktails, wines or beers, or refreshing healthy fresh juices. The ultimate in Turkish cuisine presents delicacies and delights from kebabs and Turkish pizza, to spiced meatballs, savory treats and divine sweets, and international favorites of Italian pasta dishes, Chinese noodles, and more. The dining experience extends to Business Class onboard dining with an innovative in-flight Flying Chefs program preparing distinctive entrees high above the clouds on flights over 8 hours and some shorter flights. More than 400 chefs join flight crews providing gourmet dining experiences and menus, cooking and overseeing preparations and presentations. This new service now complements the Business Class welcome drink, snack bar, refreshment center, Turkish coffee and Turkish delights, and the luxury amenities of a first rate entertainment system, comfort kit, free WiFi on most wide body flights, noise cancelling headphones, hot towel and slipper services, signature pillow and blanket, and private Business Class lavatory.


Turkish Airlines is noteworthy in creating a partnership with renowned health expert Dr. Oz, focusing on frequent flyers and the needs and benefits of health and exercise, presenting videos amplifying their signature Fly Good Feel Good program. Turkish Airlines is now offering a variety of healthy beverages conceived by Dr. Oz to address specific needs of relief for stress, indigestion, and sleep loss common in frequent travelers. This is a program developed to spread an awareness of potential healthy alternatives designed with natural ingredients, additive free. Award-winning Turkish Airlines is looking forward to 2019, continuing to build their brand with innovations creating the best experience on board and on the ground for all passengers, committed to enhancing the overall travel experience and meeting the specific travel needs and expectations of Business Class and Frequent Flyers whilst serving the greatest number of countries on five continents.

 

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