The cheapest times to fly from FTE to SCO are

  • October 8th to October 28th (except the week of October 15th)
  • November 12th to April 29th (except the weeks of December 10th, December 17th, February 26th, and March 26th)

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 FTE to SCO is late April. Prices can be as high as $16300 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $6473 for Sunday flights around late April.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from El Calafate (FTE) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $6473 to $16300 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late April with an average ticket price of $6478. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $16300. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $9822 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $12200 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FTE to SCO flight.

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

FTE to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FTE to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from El Calafate. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.77, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Aktau, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to El Calafate. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6726 (43%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $7247. Return trip prices are from the SCO to FTE 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 FTE to SCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 36 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (FTE > JFK > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $4934
  • Average savings: $7267 (59.56%)

See FTE to MSY flights

Hack #2: New Orleans, LA (FTE > MSY > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $5273
  • Average savings: $6927 (56.78%)

See FTE to JFK flights

Hack #3: Las Vegas, NV (FTE > LAS > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $5323
  • Average savings: $6877 (56.37%)

See FTE to LAS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Astana, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shevchenko Airport to El Calafate Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9790 miles or 15755 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FTE to SCO flight is about 18 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between El Calafate and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from FTE to SCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FTE
Origination airport name El Calafate Airport
City El Calafate
Country Argentina
Latitude -50.3
Longitude -72.1

Return Airport

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


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