The cheapest times to fly from CIU to SCO are

  • July 23rd to October 28th
  • December 24th to March 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 CIU to SCO is late September. Prices can be as high as $10540 for Thursday flights during mid March, or as low as $7050 for Tuesday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $7252 to $10100 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $7435. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $9276. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1841 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $8845 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CIU to SCO flight.

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

CIU to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CIU to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Sault Ste. Marie. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.97, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Aktau, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Sault Ste. Marie. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1439 (16%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $8092. Return trip prices are from the SCO to CIU 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 CIU to SCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 8 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking CIU to SCO

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 CIU to SCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (CIU > LAX > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1901
  • Average savings: $6945 (78.51%)

See CIU to LAX flights

Hack #2: Frankfurt (CIU > FRA > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $2011
  • Average savings: $6834 (77.26%)

See CIU to FRA flights

Hack #3: Washington, DC (CIU > DCA > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $2538
  • Average savings: $6308 (71.31%)

See CIU to DCA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CIU to SCO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Belavia, Delta, KLM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shevchenko Airport to Chippewa County International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5643 miles or 9082 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CIU to SCO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CIU to SCO flight is about 11 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from CIU to SCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CIU
Origination airport name Chippewa County International Airport
City Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Country the United States
Latitude 46.3
Longitude -84.5

Return Airport

Destination code SCO
Destination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1


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