Turkish Airlines Launches New York–Istanbul Flights

Turkish Airlines has launched the industry's only nonstop First Class service between New York's JFK and Istanbul's Ataturk International (IST) airports. The daily nonstop Boeing 777-300ER service features 312 seats in a three-class configuration—eight in First, 30 in Business and 274 in Economy—departing JFK every day (seven days a week) at 4:15 p.m., and arriving IST at 9:25 a.m. the following morning. The return flight departs Istanbul at 10:30 a.m., arriving New York at 2:45 p.m. that day.

Exclusive airport services for first-class passengers include a dedicated private lounge and a check-in counter, and in Istanbul "meet and greet" from check-in to boarding. Travelers can kick back and enjoy the trip across the Atlantic Ocean in their own 26-square-foot suite, with a sliding door that ensures total privacy. Seats recline to a fully flat 180 degrees and 6.8-foot length with massage from eight different points. Exclusive in-flight offerings include: unlimited caviar; an assortment of authentic Turkish meze and hors d'oeuvres from international cuisines; a choice of meat, fish, and vegetable dishes as a main course; a complimentary Bvlgari amenity kit, with razor blades and shaving foam for men on request. Entertainment options abound with more than 200 hours of movies, music and games on a 23-inch flat screen in-seat monitor.