Delta to suspend Winter service to Istanbul

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be suspending its New York – Istanbul service in Winter 2012 season. The airline had planned to operate this route five times per week throughout the Winter season – but will now instead suspend it from 17th November onwards.
Delta’s exit from this route appears to be driven by high competition, on this route connecting to a rival Star Alliance hub where there is little feed for SkyTeam.

Planned schedule:
DL72 JFK IST 1700 1015+1 D23567 767
DL73 IST JFK 1215 1700 D13467 767

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