As the first official airline partner of the UEFA Champions League, Turkish Airlines has unveiled an unparalleled perspective of its newest top-ranking memorabilia within its premier Istanbul Business Lounge.

The captivating memorabilia has undergone a revitalised showcase with the introduction of the ‘Starry Journey’ exhibit at Istanbul Airport. This offers passengers an exclusive opportunity to immerse themselves in the iconic moments of the tournament, providing a truly unique experience.

UEFA exhibition by Turkish Airlines

Building upon the triumph of last year’s exhibit, which debuted in March 2023 to commemorate the flag carrier’s partnership with the UEFA Champions League, the latest display highlights iconic artefacts from European teams boasting the most appearances in the tournament’s storied history.

Enthusiastic football fans will be enthralled by the 33 jerseys, 33 match balls, and two pairs of football boots on display, symbolizing the legacy of 33 iconic teams hailing from Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

The unique exhibit also showcases signed shirts from football icons, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Luis Suárez, and Robert Lewandowski, adding a touch of prestige to the collection.

Among the notable items are boots worn by Ricardo and Francesco Totti, accompanied by signed match balls from esteemed clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, Liverpool FC, Chelsea FC, and AC Milan, further enhancing the exhibition’s allure.

UEFA exhibition by Turkish Airlines

As the pioneering airline sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, Turkish Airlines takes immense pride in continuing its partnership with one of the globe’s most significant and esteemed sports organisations for another year.

In 2023, the exhibit commemorated a journey that commenced in Istanbul in 2005, culminating in a historic return to the city nearly two decades later. Turkish Airlines honours the most iconic teams in Champions League history this year, setting the stage for a historic final in London this summer.

The exhibit welcomes visitors to Turkish Airlines’ Business Class lounge until the UEFA Champions League final, scheduled for June 1, 2024, at Wembley Stadium in London.

Travelers can enjoy a special edition of Turkish Airlines’ animated series “The Starry Journey,” featuring its eighth episode dedicated to showcasing the new theme. This episode includes guests from the popular football app ‘Honor 433’ and the world-renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano, enhancing the excitement of the experience.

Turkish Airlines Business Lounge at Istanbul Airport gives Business Class passengers an exclusive and sophisticated pre-flight experience. From gourmet delicacies to a blend of relaxation and work zones, suite rooms, and showers, as well as ironing service, concierge assistance, personal workspaces, meeting rooms, and a plethora of other amenities, passengers can fully optimise their time in the lounge before departure.

Passengers also have the opportunity to explore the unique Hezarfen Flight Experience and Flight Tracker Digital Sphere, allowing them to track the live progress of Turkish Airlines flights across the globe, adding an interactive and engaging element to their lounge experience.

Turkish Airlines Business Lounge sees over 80,000 passengers pass through its bustling Istanbul hub each month, underscoring its popularity and significance as a key transit point.

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