Ronaldo’s Shi(r)t! Turkish Airlines Unveils New Line-Up of Memorabilia at Istanbul Champions League Exhibition

Turkish Airlines has unveiled a new line-up of memorabilia for its Champions League exhibition at its flagship Istanbul Business Lounge.

Turkish Airlines is the first official airline partner of the UEFA Champions League.

The must-see memorabilia has been given a fresh line-up thanks to the new ‘Starry Journey’ exhibit at Istanbul Airport, allowing passengers a unique experience to relive iconic moments from the tournament. 

Following the success of last year’s exhibit, launched in March 2023 to celebrate the flag carrier’s role as the airline partner of the UEFA Champions League, the new display showcases iconic items from the European teams with the most appearances in Champions League history.

Football fans can marvel at the 33 jerseys, 33 match balls, and two pairs of football boots, representing 33 iconic teams from Germany, England, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Türkiye.

The unique exhibit also features signed shirts from football legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Luis Suárez, and Robert Lewandowski. 

Other noteworthy items include boots worn by Ricardo Kaká and Francesco Totti, along with signed match balls from renowned clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Chelsea, and AC Milan.

In 2023, the exhibit marked a journey that started in İstanbul back in 2005 and made a historic return to the city almost two decades later. This year, Turkish Airlines is paying homage to the most iconic teams in Champions League history, setting the stage for a historic final in London this summer.

The exhibit is open for visitors to Turkish Airlines’ Business Class lounge until the UEFA Champions League final, which will take place on 1 June 2024 at Wembley Stadium in London.

More than 80,000 passengers a month pass through Turkish Airlines’ Business Lounge as they transit through its Istanbul hub. 

Passengers can watch the special edition of the flag carrier’s animated series “The Starry Journey’s”, with its eighth episode dedicated to showcasing the new theme. The episode features guests of fan favourite football app ‘honor 433’ and the world-renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano. 


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