The cheapest times to fly from CNS to SCO are

  • March 12th to July 29th (except the weeks of March 19th, April 2nd, and May 21st)
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 CNS to SCO is late October. Prices can be as high as $11100 for Friday flights during early to mid October, or as low as $5281 for Sunday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Cairns (CNS) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $5281 to $8717 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $5949. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid October, with an average price of $7683. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1734 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6392 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CNS to SCO flight.

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

CNS to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CNS to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Cairns. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.55, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Aktau, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Cairns. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1598 (22%) 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 $5549. Return trip prices are from the SCO to CNS 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 CNS to SCO can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CNS 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 CNS to SCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (CNS > HKG > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1604
  • Average savings: $4789 (74.91%)

See CNS to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (CNS > LAX > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $2406
  • Average savings: $3987 (62.37%)

See CNS to HKG flights

Hack #3: Guangzhou (CNS > CAN > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $2553
  • Average savings: $3840 (60.07%)

See CNS to CAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Astana, Air India, Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian, Fiji Airways, Hainan, JAL, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shevchenko Airport to Cairns International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7247 miles or 11663 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CNS to SCO flight is about 14 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Cairns and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from CNS to SCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CNS
Origination airport name Cairns International Airport
City Cairns
Country Australia
Latitude -16.9
Longitude 145.8

Return Airport

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


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