The cheapest times to fly from CTU to JFK are

  • February 5th to April 22nd (except the week of March 26th)
  • September 3rd to December 31st (except the week of December 10th)

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 CTU to JFK is early November. Prices can be as high as $1349 for Monday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $484 for Thursday flights around early November.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Chengdu (CTU) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $518 to $1125 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $513. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1162. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $650 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $717 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CTU to JFK flight.

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

CTU to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CTU to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Chengdu. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into CTU. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chengdu. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $63 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $730. Return trip prices are from the JFK to CTU 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 CTU to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 30 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CTU to JFK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 33 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Hainan, Hawaiian, Hong Kong Airlines, JAL, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Shuangliu Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7514 miles or 12093 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from CTU to JFK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CTU to JFK flight is about 14 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Chengdu and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 99 available flights from CTU to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CTU
Origination airport name Shuangliu Airport
City Chengdu
Country China
Latitude 30.6
Longitude 103.9

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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