The cheapest times to fly from FLL to REC are

  • March 12th to June 17th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 16th)
  • August 20th to November 25th

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 FLL to REC is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1285 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $600 for Friday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Recife

Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Recife (REC) will usually cost between $645 to $1141 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $779. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $1144. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $365 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $852 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to REC flight.

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

FLL to REC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FLL to REC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $292 (23%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $796. Return trip prices are from the REC to FLL 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 FLL to REC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 54 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from FLL to REC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Presidente Castro Pinto International Airport (JPA) in Joao Pessoa

  • 68 miles (109 km) away from REC
  • Usually 10.21% less expensive than REC
  • 1-layover flights available

See FLL to JPA flights


Flight Hacking FLL to REC

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 FLL to REC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Fortaleza (FLL > FOR > REC)

  • Price for both tickets: $821
  • Average savings: $31 (3.64%)

See FLL to FOR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from FLL to REC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Avianca, Azul, Bahamasair, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, LATAM, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3845 miles or 6188 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from FLL to REC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to REC flight is about 7 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Recife?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 58 available flights from FLL to REC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FLL
Origination airport name Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
City Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.1
Longitude -80.1

Return Airport

Destination code REC
Destination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9


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