The cheapest times to fly from NJF to IST are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of March 19th, March 26th, and May 14th)
  • June 18th to July 1st
  • August 6th to October 7th (except the week of August 13th)

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 NJF to IST is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $935 for Friday flights during early August, or as low as $447 for Thursday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Al Najaf (NJF) to Istanbul (IST) will usually cost between $489 to $561 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $489. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $644. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $154 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $522 can be considered a good price for a round-trip NJF to IST flight.

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

NJF to IST Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the NJF to IST flight is cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Najaf. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.31, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to IST, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into NJF. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Najaf. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $40 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $517. Return trip prices are from the IST to NJF 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 NJF 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 54 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air France, Air India, atlasglobal, Azerbaijan Airlines, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Fly Baghdad, Gulf Air, Iraqi, Jazeera, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, MEA, Meraj Air, Qatar Airways, Qeshm Air, Royal Jordanian, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ataturk Airport to Al Najaf International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1063 miles or 1711 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop NJF to IST flight is about 2 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Al Najaf and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from NJF to IST.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code NJF
Origination airport name Al Najaf International Airport
City Al Najaf
Country Iraq
Latitude 32
Longitude 44.4

Return Airport

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


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