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Istanbul Airport opens ‘Youth Lounge’ for younger passengers


Istanbul Airport may just have achieved another first by opening what it believes is the world’s first airport ‘Youth Lounge’ for passengers in the 15-30 year age group.

It promises that the new facility – located in the international departures level – will offer “an exclusive, relaxing, and enjoyable travel experience to young people” as it aims to transform the airport experience for younger passengers.

According to the airport, the Youth Lounge offers “numerous possibilities to engage the attention of young people”, which include a PlayStation music system, giant screen projector, table soccer, free board games sponsored by D&R, current comics and with live performances provided from time to time.

It adds that the facility has been exclusively customised for Gen Z, a move that is said to ensure “reasonably priced snacks, a selection of coffees, and seating areas which maintain social distancing”.

Istanbul Airport’s chief digital and commercial officer, Ersin Inankul, says: “Our primary goal for Istanbul Airport is to carry this unique structure far beyond the point of just being a journey, and transforming our guests’ journeys into unforgettable experiences.

“Accordingly, we continue to work and plan every detail so that all our guests can leave iGA Istanbul Airport feeling completely satisfied from the very first moment that they set foot in the airport.

“Within this context, we have now opened the Youth Lounge, a project that we have been working on for a long time, and which is specifically geared towards our youth.

“We have thought of every detail in the Youth Lounge to provide more entertainment for our youngsters and for them to utilise their pre-flight time more effectively. The Youth Lounge, which students from Boğaziçi University and Istanbul University also contributed to during the design stage, is a way for the dreams of youngsters to come true.

“We have future plans to turn this space into a focal point for the youth.”

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