United Launches Newark to Istanbul Flight

Non-Stop Boeing 767-300 – Newark to Istanbul

United Airlines will be launching non-stop flights from New York-Newark Liberty International (EWR) to Istanbul‘s Atatürk Airport (IST) in Turkey, where east meets west.  The service will begin July 1, 2012, and will be the 76th international destination United operates from their New York City Hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and the 37th trans-Atlantic destination in United’s network.

The flight will initially operate using a three cabin Boeing 767-300 seating for 183, offering United Global First, United BusinessFirst, and United Economy.  On August 28th, United will switch to a two-class Boeing 767-300 seating 214 passengers, 30 in BusinessFirst and 151 in United Economy including 46 Economy Plus seats.

Jim Compton, United’s executive vice president and chief revenue officer, said, ““We are excited to add Istanbul to our global route network.”  Compton continued, “This new service will provide customers throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America direct access to one of the most important cities in the region.”


United Airlines 904
Depart Newark Liberty Intl (EWR): 9:27pm
Arrive Istanbul Atatürk Intl (IST): 12:20pm +1 (next day)


United Airlines 905
Depart Istanbul Atatürk Intl (IST): 1:55pm
Arrive Newark Liberty Intl (EWR): 6:02pm

Flight 904 from Newark to Istanbul starts on July 1, 2012; flight 905 from Istanbul to Newark begins July 2nd.

Global First and BusinessFirst both offer flat-bed seats, premium cabin services, and amenities while Economy Plus seats offer additional legroom in the Economy Cabin.

United Airlines and Continental are in the process of a merger and flights will be available for sale on both sites.  The Hub at Newark’s Liberty International Airport was originally a Continental Hub which was brought into United with the merger of the two carriers.  United’s parent company – (UAL:NYSE) is currently known as United Continental Holdings.

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