The cheapest times to fly from BKI to ATL are

  • January 15th to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 19th, April 2nd, and May 21st)
  • October 22nd to November 18th

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 BKI to ATL is late February and early March. Prices can be as high as $3129 for Thursday flights during early August, or as low as $1208 for Wednesday flights around late February and early March.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $1268 to $2087 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late February and early March with an average ticket price of $1303. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2612. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1309 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1479 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKI to ATL flight.

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

BKI to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BKI to ATL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Kota Kinabalu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATL, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BKI. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $213 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1423. Return trip prices are from the ATL to BKI 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 BKI to ATL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 53 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BKI to ATL

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 BKI to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (BKI > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $888
  • Average savings: $592 (39.99%)

See BKI to KUL flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (BKI > KUL > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $934
  • Average savings: $545 (36.85%)

See BKI to JFK flights

Hack #3: Hong Kong (BKI > HKG > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1025
  • Average savings: $455 (30.73%)

See BKI to HKG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BKI to ATL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Asiana, British Airways, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Brunei, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Kota Kinabalu International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9390 miles or 15112 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BKI to ATL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKI to ATL flight is about 17 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Kota Kinabalu and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from BKI to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKI
Origination airport name Kota Kinabalu International Airport
City Kota Kinabalu
Country Malaysia
Latitude 5.9
Longitude 116

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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