The cheapest times to fly from COU to SCO are

  • January 29th to March 11th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 12th)
  • July 23rd to December 31st (except the week of December 17th)

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 COU to SCO is early October. Prices can be as high as $8534 for Monday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $3743 for Saturday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Columbia, MO (COU) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $3753 to $7923 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $3751. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $7325. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3574 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $7325 can be considered a good price for a round-trip COU to SCO flight.

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

COU to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the COU to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Columbia. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.72, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCO, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into COU. Mondays 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 $4051 (48%) 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 $3842. Return trip prices are from the SCO to COU 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 COU to SCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 17 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: London (COU > LHR > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1498
  • Average savings: $5827 (79.55%)

See COU to LHR flights

Hack #2: Beijing (COU > PEK > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1549
  • Average savings: $5776 (78.85%)

See COU to PEK flights

Hack #3: Frankfurt (COU > FRA > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $1781
  • Average savings: $5545 (75.69%)

See COU to FRA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, American, Delta, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shevchenko Airport to Columbia Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6281 miles or 10108 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop COU to SCO flight is about 12 hour 17 minutes.

How many flights go between Columbia, MO and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from COU to SCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code COU
Origination airport name Columbia Regional Airport
City Columbia, MO
Country the United States
Latitude 38.8
Longitude -92.2

Return Airport

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


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