The cheapest times to fly from AKN to SWA are

  • January 1st to January 21st
  • February 19th to August 5th (except the weeks of March 5th, April 2nd, and April 16th)
  • October 8th to October 21st

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 AKN to SWA is late May. Prices can be as high as $6972 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $1458 for Sunday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from King Salmon, AK (AKN) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1934 to $6628 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $2778. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $6578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3800 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6252 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AKN to SWA flight.

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

AKN to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AKN to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from King Salmon. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.82, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into AKN. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to King Salmon. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $768 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $5382. Return trip prices are from the SWA to AKN 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 AKN to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking AKN to SWA

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 AKN to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (AKN > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1673
  • Average savings: $4580 (73.25%)

See AKN to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (AKN > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1827
  • Average savings: $4426 (70.79%)

See AKN to SFO flights

Hack #3: Seattle, WA (AKN > SEA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1858
  • Average savings: $4394 (70.28%)

See AKN to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AKN to SWA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Ravn Alaska, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to King Salmon Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4726 miles or 7606 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AKN to SWA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AKN to SWA flight is about 9 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between King Salmon, AK and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 25 available flights from AKN to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAKN
Origination airport nameKing Salmon Airport
CityKing Salmon, AK
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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