The cheapest times to fly from ECP to SAL are

  • January 1st to July 29th
  • October 8th to July 29th (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

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 ECP to SAL is early January. Prices can be as high as $1567 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $910 for Wednesday flights around early January.


When to Fly to San Salvador

Flying from Panama City, FL (ECP) to San Salvador (SAL) will usually cost between $975 to $1005 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early January with an average ticket price of $932. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1567. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $635 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $992 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ECP to SAL flight.

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

ECP to SAL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ECP to SAL flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.52, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to San Salvador, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Panama City. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $22 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $975. Return trip prices are from the SAL to ECP 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 ECP to SAL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 7 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ECP to SAL

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 ECP to SAL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mexico City (ECP > MEX > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $603
  • Average savings: $389 (39.21%)

See ECP to MEX flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (ECP > MCO > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $651
  • Average savings: $341 (34.38%)

See ECP to MCO flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (ECP > MIA > SAL)

  • Price for both tickets: $668
  • Average savings: $325 (32.71%)

See ECP to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ECP to SAL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1187 miles or 1910 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ECP to SAL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ECP to SAL flight is about 3 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Panama City, FL and San Salvador?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ECP to SAL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ECP
Origination airport name Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
City Panama City, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.4
Longitude -85.8

Return Airport

Destination code SAL
Destination airport name Msgr Oscar A Romero and Galdamez International Airport
City San Salvador
Country El Salvador
Latitude 13.4
Longitude -89.1


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