The cheapest times to fly from ISU to IST are

  • May 14th to July 15th
  • October 8th to March 25th (except the week of December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ISU to IST is early December. Prices can be as high as $550 for Thursday flights during early September, or as low as $263 for Monday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Sulaymaniyah (ISU) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $290 to $475 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $379. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early September, with an average price of $500. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $121 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $465 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ISU to IST flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ISU to IST route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ISU to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ISU to IST flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Sulaymaniyah. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.3, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $77 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $403. Return trip prices are from the IST to ISU flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ISU to IST can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 43 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ISU to IST? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: atlasglobal, Azerbaijan Airlines, Emirates, Iraqi, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Sulaymaniyah International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 968 miles or 1558 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ISU to IST?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ISU to IST flight is about 2 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Sulaymaniyah and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from ISU to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ISU
Origination airport name Sulaymaniyah International Airport
City Sulaymaniyah
Country Iraq
Latitude 35.6
Longitude 45.3

Return Airport

Destination code IST
Destination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8


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