The cheapest times to fly from DUT to SWA are

  • January 29th to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 5th and March 19th)
  • October 8th to November 4th

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 DUT to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $5358 for Wednesday flights during mid December, or as low as $1646 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Unalaska, AK (DUT) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1846 to $5049 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 $2235. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3818. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1583 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2580 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DUT to SWA flight.

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

DUT to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DUT to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Unalaska. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.37, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into DUT. Wednesdays 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 $1562 (40%) 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 $2171. Return trip prices are from the SWA to DUT 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 DUT to SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 53 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (DUT > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2299
  • Average savings: $282 (10.91%)

See DUT to LAX flights

Hack #2: Seattle, WA (DUT > SEA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $2446
  • Average savings: $135 (5.21%)

See DUT to SEA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Unalaska Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4389 miles or 7063 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DUT to SWA flight is about 8 hour 53 minutes.

How many flights go between Unalaska, AK and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from DUT to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DUT
Origination airport name Unalaska Airport
City Unalaska, AK
Country the United States
Latitude 53.9
Longitude -166.5

Return Airport

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


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