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Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is increasing the number of seats it offers between Istanbul Ataturk Airport and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport for the 2015 summer season.

Delta will resume operations with a daily service from June 17, 2015, using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 292 seats – an increase of almost 30% compared to summer 2014. Once in New York, passengers can conveniently connect to a number of destinations including Orlando, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

“Recent figures from the Turkish Government revealed that tourism income increased 11% in the three months to September this year to top $12 billion,” said Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Delta is proud to support the local economy with our seasonal service and we hope that by increasing capacity next year, we are able to facilitate even higher tourism and business traffic between the U.S. and Turkey.”

Delta’s Istanbul to New York-JFK schedule is as follows:

Flight number




Istanbul at 12:15 p.m.

New York-JFK at 4:13 p.m.


New York-JFK at 4:59 p.m.

Istanbul at 10:15 a.m. (next day)

Delta’s Istanbul services feature full flat-bed seats with direct aisle access in a 1x2x1 configuration in the BusinessElite cabin. Customers flying in Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium economy service, benefit from up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Economy class seats, as well as priority boarding. Other product initiatives being rolled out across Delta’s international fleet include the expansion of Wi-Fi service in 2016.

As one of Delta’s hub airports, New York-JFK has a number of amenities for passengers, including multiple food and retail outlets. Terminal 4 is also home to Delta’s largest Sky Club, featuring an open air Sky Deck rooftop terrace and specially-selected food and beverage options. All BusinessElite passengers enjoy complimentary access to the Sky Club.

Customers wishing to book travel on Delta’s nonstop service to New York can call Delta’s dedicated reservations team on +90 (0)212-310-1999, visit or see their travel agent.