Airline operator Turkish Airlines has opened its first US-based passenger lounge in the international departures area at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
The new 5,000ft2 lounge seats 120 guests and caters for the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Amenities include a food and beverage buffet; shower and bathroom facilities; free wi-fi; a business area with six PCs; prayer and relaxation rooms; a direct connection to the aerobridge; and various forms of entertainment including daily newspapers and magazines.
Ilker Ayci, chairman of Turkish Airlines, said, “We are pleased to bring to the USA the world-renowned lounge experience that Turkish Airlines pioneered at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport. Travelers who visit the Turkish Airlines lounge at Dulles International Airport will be treated to some of the finest services and accommodations available anywhere.”
The prestigious lounge reinforces Turkish Airlines’ aim to become the international carrier of choice for US citizens. Turkish Airlines currently operates 10 flights per week from Washington Dulles International to Istanbul, and serves eight other gateway cities in the USA, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.