thy-first-classTurkish Airlines has begun the industry’s only nonstop first-class service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport (IST).

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.

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 4:15PM, and arriving IST at 9:25AM the following morning. The return flight departs Istanbul at 10:30AM, arriving New York at 2:45PM that day.