The cheapest times to fly from IST to FIH are

  • January 22nd to March 25th (except the week of January 29th)
  • April 23rd to May 27th
  • September 10th to December 9th

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 IST to FIH is late September. Prices can be as high as $1296 for Monday flights during early July, or as low as $748 for Thursday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Kinshasa

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Kinshasa (FIH) will usually cost between $828 to $1125 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $854. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $1134. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $280 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $926 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to FIH flight.

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

IST to FIH Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to FIH flight is priced close to the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FIH, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into IST. Mondays 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 $80 (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 $893. Return trip prices are from the FIH to IST 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 IST to FIH can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 49 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking IST to FIH

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 IST to FIH — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brussels (IST > BRU > FIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $822
  • Average savings: $104 (11.24%)

See IST to CDG flights

Hack #2: Paris (IST > CDG > FIH)

  • Price for both tickets: $849
  • Average savings: $77 (8.27%)

See IST to BRU flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IST to FIH? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Asiana, Brussels Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, MEA, Royal Air Maroc, RwandAir, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from N’Djili International Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3246 miles or 5224 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IST to FIH?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to FIH flight is about 6 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Kinshasa?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 9 available flights from IST to FIH.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

Return Airport

Destination code FIH
Destination airport name N’Djili International Airport
City Kinshasa
Country the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Latitude -4.4
Longitude 15.4


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