Modes of Travel | March19th, 2018

Fashion Takes Flight: Turkish Airlines


The Sky’s the Limit with Turkish Airlines

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 4 Star – Star Alliance member, are luring economy and business level passengers in growing numbers. The Award Winning Turkish Airlines has been attracting frequent flyers and tourists who are impressed and motivated by the multiple years of recognition and distinction of Turkish Airlines as “Best Airline in Europe” from 2011 to 2016, nine consecutive years of “Best Airline in Southern Europe”, “ World’s Best Economy Class Onboard Catering” and “World’s Best Business Class Onboard Dining” for three consecutive years.

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With 300 worldwide destinations serviced by a fleet of 329 passenger and cargo aircraft, Turkish Airlines stands alone as the carrier flying to more countries than any other in the world. Istanbul has become the leading hub connecting to Europe, the U.S. and Canada, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. 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 US and Canada. Upon arriving at the airport, Business Class guests are ushered through private entries with expedited processing avoiding long queues with allowances for more carry-on baggage, earning additional bonus miles from the advantageous Miles and Smiles Frequent Flyer Program. The arrival experience in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, the major world travel hub, is tailored for Turkish Airlines Business Class passengers who are again expedited through passport control to the award winning “World’s Best Business Class Lounge” to enjoy a comfortable wait for their connection to the 300 destinations served by Turkish Airlines around the world. The welcome they receive is definitive of Turkish hospitality with amenities beyond compare in an expansive 6000 square meter display of the rich Turkish culture and heritage and Ottoman and Seljuk architectural roots.

While extolling the features of the 12 noteworthy Turkish Airline Lounges at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, the list continues to grow. Branded Business Class Lounges are expanding from the current locations in Moscow, Nairobi, and Washington D.C. throughout the world providing activities and experiences designed to enhance the airport stay of their passengers awaiting flights, accommodating extended transfers, providing rooms for business meetings, in comfort and style. Incorporating a decor that reflects the rich cultural heritage of Turkey as their national flagship airline, Turkish Airlines has designed a lounge environment that is a relaxing getaway that offers entertainment along with business services, Plush lounge areas feature a business center, WiFi, televised news channels with headsets in several languages. Entertainment and activities engage all ages with a cinema, library, an escape with billiard tables and popular golf simulators and Carrera racing.

Comforts extend to exceptional massage services, showers and suites, food and beverage stations, and a host of servers eager to provide passengers an enjoyable experience that meets their needs and desires. Women traveling Business Class are finding Turkish Airlines particularly welcoming with amenities that are catering to a wide range of needs including lounges featuring attractive locker rooms with showers and suites, a cinema, library and business corners, and award winning gourmet dining with international and Turkish cuisines. The Kid’s Corner provides an area of activities welcoming families traveling with younger children. Adding to the many awards recognizing excellence in the service provided by Turkish Airlines “World’s Best Business Class Lounge” in 2015 and 2017, and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” are attracting travel savvy discerning passengers including eligible Economy and Comfort passengers with Miles&Smiles Elite Plus membership who can make use of the Turkish Air lounges.

“World’s Best Business Class Lounge” in 2015 and 2017, and “World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining” are attracting travel savvy discerning passengers including eligible Economy and Comfort passengers with Miles&Smiles Elite Plus membership who can make use of the Turkish Air lounges. What the “World’s Best 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 enjoying the beauty of a traditional olive garden in the airport, beside 150 year old trees sipping favorite cocktails, wines or beers, or refreshing healthy fresh juices. The ultimate in Turkish cuisine presents delicacies and delights from kebabs and Pide (Turkish pizza), to spiced meatballs, savory treats and divine sweets, to international favorites of Italian pasta dishes, Chinese noodles, and more. The dining experience extends to Business Class On Board Dining with an innovative InFlight Chef Gourmet Program preparing distinctive entrees high above the clouds on flights over 8 hours and some shorter flights.More than 400 chefs have joined with 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 luxe amenities of a first rate entertainment system, comfort kit, free WiFi on almost all wide body flights, noise control headphones, hot towel and slipper services, signature pillow and blanket, and private lavatory.

Turkish Airlines is noteworthy in creating a partnership with renowned 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. The newest amenity 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 or more in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines is offering a unique opportunity to experience the beauty of Istanbul and the famed Bosphorus Straits before continuing their trip to their destination.

Designed to transform the layover experience, this program allows these select 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 in the luxurious seaside Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel. This exceptional program offered Turkish Airline Business Class Passengers is an impressive addition to the already distinctive first rate experience.

Award winning Turkish Airlines is moving forward in 2018, continuing to build their brand with the goal of 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 the Business Class Frequent Flyers, the most frequent users of the Business Class Lounge and its amenities, has lead to exciting innovations including the InFlight Chef Program and the Istanbul Bosphorus Experience. Discerning travelers are enthusiastically choosing the world’s most awarded airline serving the greatest number of countries on 5 continents.

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