April 4, 2017

Review: Turkish Airlines Elite Plus & Business Lounge, Izmir (ADB)

Turkish Airlines Business & Elite Plus Lounge, Izmir Airport

Date of visit: April 3, 2017

Location: Domestic Terminal
Access: Business class passengers; Miles&Smiles Elite Plus members
Opening hours: Daily, from the first to the last Turkish Airlines flight

Izmir Airport, Domestic Terminal




Lounge Signage

If you did not use the fast track service (like me), you'd see a sign after clearing security that the lounge is located to the right, towards gate 161-162 and gates 236-242.

After a few minutes walk, there is a sign prompting you to turn right and take the escalator down.

Taking the escalator down to the reception

If in case you took the fast track lane, then this is what you would see after security.

Elite Plus & Business Lounge

The lounge entrance is to the right of the reception.

Lounge Seating




One of several lounging chairs

Dining

Buffet area

Simit bread and croissants

Cookies

Hot pastry

Feta cheese, salads, yellow cheese

Tomato soup with croutons 😋

Jams, honey and cake

Mineral water (still and with gas), tea

Ayran yogurt drink, mineral water, milk, juices

Coffee

Work & Entertainment

Business center

Media corner

Mobile charging station

Pool table (available for guests of both lounges)

Kid's playground (available for guests of both lounges)

Flight Departure Monitors


Toilet



Baby care room

View

An Anadolujet plane as seen from the lounge

Private Bus to the Aircraft

Just like in Istanbul Domestic Lounges, guests are driven in a private bus to the aircraft.

CONCLUSION

Having visited recently the Turkish Airlines lounges in Izmir, I have to say that I was really impressed. This lounge has a modern design and even if it is not really that big, it did not get crowded at all during my entire visit. This is probably because there is much lesser passengers who have access here since this is only for business class passengers and those with Elite Plus status on Turkish Airlines. The lounge beside it (Classic Plus & Elite Lounge) on the other hand was a bit crowded during my visit since it is for those with Elite and Classic Plus status on Turkish Airlines. Otherwise the food were identical in both lounges and the facilities were also the same. The staff were also friendly and making sure that they clear the tables once the guests have left. Overall, this is a very nice lounge and is definitely worth a visit if you have access.


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