The cheapest times to fly from JFK to CIT are

  • January 29th to March 18th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • May 21st to July 15th
  • September 24th to November 18th

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 JFK to CIT is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $8926 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $750 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Shymkent

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Shimkent (CIT) will usually cost between $780 to $6666 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $907. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3282. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2374 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1265 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to CIT flight.

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

JFK to CIT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to CIT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $4181 (82%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $887. Return trip prices are from the CIT to JFK 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 JFK to CIT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 15 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from JFK to CIT while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Tashkent Yuzhny Airport (TAS) in Tashkent

  • 77 miles (124 km) away from CIT
  • Usually 34.55% less expensive than CIT
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to TAS flights


Flight Hacking JFK to CIT

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 JFK to CIT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Astana (JFK > TSE > CIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $868
  • Average savings: $397 (31.38%)

See JFK to TSE flights

Hack #2: Almaty (JFK > ALA > CIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $907
  • Average savings: $358 (28.3%)

See JFK to ALA flights

Hack #3: Novosibirsk (JFK > OVB > CIT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1049
  • Average savings: $216 (17.06%)

See JFK to OVB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JFK to CIT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air France, atlasglobal, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shymkent Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6258 miles or 10071 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JFK to CIT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to CIT flight is about 12 hour 15 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Shimkent?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from JFK to CIT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JFK
Origination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8

Return Airport

Destination code CIT
Destination airport name Shymkent Airport
City Shimkent
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 42.4
Longitude 69.5


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