• Turkish Airlines plans an exclusive, better-than-business-class lounge

    Following its move from Ataturk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport earlier this year, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines expects to open a better-than-business-class lounge in the coming months at its new home hub, aptly named the Turkish Airlines Exclusive Lounge. As its name implies, this ...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines eyes new Boeing 777 business class seat

    EXCLUSIVE | Turkish Airlines plans to upgrade its Boeing 777-300ER jets with a new business class seat over the next four years, in a move that will introduce direct aisle access for every business class passenger. Replacing today’s seats – which come in a 2-3-2 layout, and place alm...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 9 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines opens new Star Alliance lounge at Bangkok Airport

    Star Alliance passengers seeking an alternative to the ageing Thai Airways lounges in Bangkok Airport have a new option to explore on their next journey through Thailand, with Turkish Airlines opening an all-new lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport for international travellers. Located in Concourse ...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 15 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines introduces new business class bedding

    Turkish Airlines is promising a better sleep in the sky with the introduction of new business class bedding for intercontinental flights. Designed in conjunction with European company Zorlu Textiles Group and dubbed the Flow Sleeping Set, the collection integrates feedback from passengers t...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 8 Comments

  • Confirmed: here is Turkish Airlines' new business class seat

    Turkish Airlines has pulled back the covers on its new business class seat, and here it is. The airline has confirmed its choice of the Aurora seat from Stelia Aerospace – based on Singapore Airlines' new regional business class – for its forthcoming Boeing 787 and  ...

    POSTED 22 Jan, 2019 7 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines has a new business class seat on the way

    January 22, 2019 | Turkish Airlines has pulled back the covers on its new business class seat, revealing a modern and spacious design with direct aisle access. The seat will be fitted to Turkish Airlines' forthcoming Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 jets, with the first Dreamliners due mid-2019...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2018 12 Comments

  • Istanbul's new airport opens, Turkish Airlines moving by end of year

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan opened one of the world’s largest airports on Monday, declaring completion of the first phase of construction a symbol of Turkey’s strength and resilience. The new airport, located some 20 miles outside Istanbul on the coast of the Black Sea, wi...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 13 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines wants Istanbul-Sydney flights by June 2019

    Turkish Airlines is putting Australia back on its route map, with the airline's CEO confirming plans to launch flights to Sydney next year. Speaking today at the annual Corporate Club business travel conference in Istanbul, as reported by Airways Magazine, Turkish Airlines Chairman İlker Aycı sa...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 28 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines lands its first Australian credit card partner

    Australians can now earn frequent flyer points in the Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles program from their everyday credit card spends, thanks to a new partnerships with Citibank: the airline’s first Australian banking partner, covering cards issued under the Visa, Mastercard and Diners C...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • With Boeing 787 order, Turkish Airlines once more eyes Australia

    LATEST | Turkish Airlines intends to launch Istanbul-Sydney flights in mid-2019, using the airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet and featuring an all-new business class seat. Speaking at a business travel conference in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines' Chairman İlker Aycı said the Star Alliance memb...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 31 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines eyes flights from Istanbul to Sydney, Melbourne

    Turkish Airlines is considering flying to Sydney and Melbourne via Bali, to tap into the Australian penchant for travel to the Indonesian island as well as beyond to its home hub of Istanbul. While keen to extend its reach to Australia, the route has been an on-again off-again exercise over the ...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2016 27 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines pushes back on Istanbul-Sydney flights

    Turkish Airlines no longer expects to begin flying to Australia mid-year, with the Star Alliance member walking back from a 'final' commitment made by its CEO last year. Flights were due to run between Sydney and Turkey's Istanbul hub with a stop-over at Singapore, Bangkok or Jakarta. In June 2...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2016 14 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines gearing up to start Istanbul-Sydney flights

    Turkish Airlines looks to be gearing up to enter Australian skies next year, with 11 'local staff' positions now being advertised on LinkedIn. CEO Temel Kotil has previously confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the highly-regarded airline would begin flights between Ist...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2015 59 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines' luxe amenity kits from Jaguar, Bentley, Cerruti

    Turkish Airlines has partnered with some of the world's premium brands – Bentley, Jaguar, Cerruti, Chopard, Furla and Institut Karité – for its latest range of inflight amenity kits. There will be different bags on flights from Istanbul and the inbound flights, with a com...

    POSTED 8 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • US Airways ditches Turkish, Singapore Airlines partnerships

    US Airways members will lose Turkish and Singapore Airlines from the Dividend Miles roster of partners from next month. Members flying with either airline from August 1 and beyond won’t earn any miles under the Dividend Miles program, nor can they swap miles for Turkish or Singapore flight...

    POSTED 24 Jul, 2014 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines kicks off Turkish Airlines USA codeshares

    Singapore Airlines codeshare flights on Turkish Airlines are now live for travel to to North America. The arrangements see Singapore Airlines placing its SQ flight code on Turkish Airlines-operated flights between its hub of Istanbul Atatürk and Chicago, Houston, New York (JFK) and Washingt...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2014 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa slashes Miles & More status credits on Turkish Airlines flights

    Lufthansa is slashing the earning rate for Miles & More status credits on Turkish Airlines flights as the two carriers – both part of the Star Alliance family – apparently duke it out over Turkish Airlines' efforts to win travellers from the German colossus. While Lufthansa ...

    POSTED 26 Nov, 2013 10 Comments

  • Status match: how to get free Star Alliance Silver or Gold status

    Staus match alert! Savvy business travellers are always on the lookout for ways to boost their frequent flyer status -- especially with airlines other than their own first choice of travel. The reason: if you find yourself having to fly with another airline which belongs to a different alli...

    POSTED 18 May, 2012 12 Comments

  • Photos: Star Alliance's slick new iPhone app

    Travellers with Star Alliance member airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai and United have scored a dedicated iPhone app this morning. As you would expect, "Star Alliance Navigator" makes it easy to find flights for any route with a Star Alliance airline, but also...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Get the points: free, instant silver status with Star Alliance

    This week in Get the Points, how to get Star Alliance Silver status instantly — and free of charge! Update: As of 0800 Sydney time on Tuesday 15 March, it appears BMI has pulled the deal and removed the signup page from its site. We'll keep the link in the article below in case the remov...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2011 5 Comments

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