Turkish Airlines has expanded and redesigned its departures lounge at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.
The carrier has added another 2,400 sqm to the 3,500 sqm Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul, increasing the size of the facility by 40 per cent and its capacity to over 1,000 guests.
The expanded lounge now has a second floor that connects to the original space via a spiral staircase.
In the original lounge area, which includes a children's playground, library, billiards area, prayer room and teleconference section, there is now an enlarged rest and shower space and additional massage beds.
Facilities also include free wifi, meals and snacks, a tea garden reminscent of those found in Istanbul, a miniature model of Istanbul complete with Scalextric race track, games consoles and a golf simulator.
Miles and Smiles Elite, Elite Plus, Star Alliance Gold Card Members and Business Class passengers can access the lounges. All can bring a guest apart from those in Business Class.
Last year, Turkish Airlines opened its new arrivals lounge at Ataturk Airport (see news, September 12).