The cheapest times to fly from ASM to SWA are

  • January 29th to August 5th
  • October 8th to January 14th (except the weeks of November 12th, November 19th, December 17th, and January 1st)

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 ASM to SWA is mid March. Prices can be as high as $1389 for Wednesday flights during late December, or as low as $1343 for Saturday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Asmara (ASM) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1389 to $1389 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $1382. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1389. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $7 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1389 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ASM to SWA flight.

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

ASM to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ASM to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Asmara. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Wednesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Asmara. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $48 (3%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1387. Return trip prices are from the SWA to ASM 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 ASM to SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 4 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ASM 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 ASM to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dubai (ASM > DXB > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1143
  • Average savings: $246 (17.71%)

See ASM to ADD flights

Hack #2: Addis Ababa (ASM > ADD > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1349
  • Average savings: $41 (2.92%)

See ASM to DXB flights

Hack #3: Jeddah (ASM > JED > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1373
  • Average savings: $17 (1.19%)

See ASM to JED flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: China Southern, Ethiopian, Shanghai Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Asmara International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5048 miles or 8124 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ASM to SWA flight is about 10 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Asmara and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from ASM to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeASM
Origination airport nameAsmara International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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