The cheapest times to fly from IWK to SWA are

  • February 12th to May 6th
  • August 20th to September 30th (except the week of September 17th)
  • October 15th to December 31st (except the weeks of November 12th and December 17th)

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 IWK to SWA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $1618 for Sunday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $1065 for Thursday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Iwakuni (IWK) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1072 to $1252 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1076. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $1329. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $253 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1102 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IWK to SWA flight.

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

IWK to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IWK to SWA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Iwakuni. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.57, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into IWK. Sundays 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 $36 (3%) 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 $1102. Return trip prices are from the SWA to IWK 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 IWK to SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 8 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Tokyo (IWK > HND > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $861
  • Average savings: $241 (21.87%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

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

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Iwakuni MCAS Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1192 miles or 1918 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IWK to SWA flight is about 3 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Iwakuni and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from IWK to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeIWK
Origination airport nameIwakuni MCAS Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSWA
Destination airport nameWaisha Airport


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