The cheapest times to fly from JFK to ISU are

  • January 15th to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and October 15th)

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 JFK to ISU is early October. Prices can be as high as $2000 for Friday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $1027 for Tuesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Sulaymaniyah

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Sulaymaniyah (ISU) will usually cost between $1122 to $1866 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $1187. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1851. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $664 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1272 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to ISU flight.

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

JFK to ISU Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to ISU flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Sulaymaniyah, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $122 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1292. Return trip prices are from the ISU to JFK 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 JFK to ISU can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to ISU while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Erbil International Airport (EBL) in Erbil

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from ISU
  • Usually 14.35% less expensive than ISU
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to EBL flights


Flight Hacking JFK to ISU

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from JFK to ISU — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (JFK > LGW > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $977
  • Average savings: $295 (23.19%)

See JFK to LGW flights

Hack #2: Sofia (JFK > SOF > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1112
  • Average savings: $160 (12.58%)

See JFK to SOF flights

Hack #3: Beirut (JFK > BEY > ISU)

  • Price for both tickets: $1153
  • Average savings: $119 (9.36%)

See JFK to BEY flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 17 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, El Al, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sulaymaniyah International Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5906 miles or 9505 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to ISU flight is about 11 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Sulaymaniyah?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from JFK to ISU.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

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


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