The cheapest times to fly from BKO to SWA are

  • January 15th to June 3rd
  • September 24th to November 25th (except the weeks of October 1st, October 8th, and October 29th)

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 BKO to SWA is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2546 for Friday flights during mid August, or as low as $1143 for Monday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Bamako (BKO) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1149 to $1859 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1143. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $2009. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $866 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1266 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BKO to SWA flight.

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

BKO to SWA Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Bamako. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $136 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1304. Return trip prices are from the SWA to BKO 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 BKO 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 15 hour 17 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Paris (BKO > CDG > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1237
  • Average savings: $30 (2.33%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aigle Azur, Air France, China Southern, Corsair, Ethiopian, Hainan, KLM, Royal Air Maroc, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SWISS, Tianjin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Modibo Keita Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7949 miles or 12793 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BKO to SWA flight is about 15 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Bamako and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from BKO to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BKO
Origination airport name Modibo Keita Airport
City Bamako
Country Mali
Latitude 12.5
Longitude -7.9

Return Airport

Destination code SWA
Destination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8


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