Turkey’s national carrier Turkish Airlines recently inaugurated its new swanky lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport for frequent fliers. This is the first lounge to be opened in the United States by the fast-growing airline, which boasts of offering flights services to more individual destinations than other carriers in the world presently.
The new lounge is open for access to the airline’s elite-level fliers and business class customers. Apart from these, frequent fliers of other Star Alliance airline partners, such as United Airlines, who have already gained Gold-level status, can also make use of this plush lounge. Turkish Airlines is currently operating 10 nonstop flights per week between its main hub Istanbul and Washington Dulles.
A spokesperson of Turkish Airlines said that the new lounge is spread in an area of 5,000-square-foot. It is situated near Gate 43 on Washington Dulles’ B concourse. The lounge has a capacity to accommodate up to 120 passengers simultaneously. The passengers can look forward to taking advantage of shower facilities to refresh themselves prior to boarding their flights. Meanwhile, in another development a new aviation-themed play area for kids has been opened at Washington Dulles International Airport. This has come as a boon for parents flying with kids out of the airport.
Media reports said that the play area is prominently features an aviation theme. The “Tommy Tower” would be the “centerpiece” of the play area. The beautifully designed structure is aptly modeled after the historic air traffic control tower at Washington Dulles International Airport. Among other prominent features here include tires, climbing luggage and two “futuristic” jets.
Moreover, the walls of the play area have also been nicely decorated. They have been adorned with kid-friendly educational facts about aviation and airplanes. The kids can also entertain themselves with a video game console, which has been loaded with above 100 games in six languages. The play area is situated near Gate B70 in Concourse B. It will provide access to kids under 12 and not taller than 42 inches, and are adult-supervised.