A 147-seat Skyteam lounge has opened at the new Istanbul Airport.

The airline alliance said the lounge spans 582 sqm and is open all day.

It will offer locally-sourced food, including mezze dishes, pide (Turkish pizza) and Turkish wine, tea and coffee.

A reception area features custom furniture and living moss walls, and inside will offer a variety of seating, free wifi and showers.

Skyteam members Aeroflot, Air France, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia and Tarom fly into the airport.

The lounge will be available to first and business class passengers, and Skyteam Elite Plus members.

It is located in the airport’s West Wing on Level H.

It is Skyteam’s seventh branded lounge, though it has 790 affiliated lounges worldwide.

Current facilities are in London Heathrow, Sydney, Hong Kong, Dubai, Beijing and Vancouver.

A 709 sqm Skyteam lounge is set to open in Santiago, Chile in early 2020.

Skyteam CEO Kristin Colvile said: “Skyteam is hyper-focused on creating the best in class customer experience of any alliance, and our branded lounges are key to achieving this goal.

“This striking new lounge is an important component of delivering a seamless experience at every step of our customers’ journeys.”

Turkish Airlines has five lounges at Istanbul.