The cheapest times to fly from JFK to FBM are

  • January 1st to January 28th
  • March 19th to June 3rd
  • August 27th to October 28th (except the week of September 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 JFK to FBM is early to mid January. Prices can be as high as $3123 for Tuesday flights during early August, or as low as $963 for Sunday flights around early to mid January.


When to Fly to Lubumbashi

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Lubumbashi (FBM) will usually cost between $990 to $2612 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid January with an average ticket price of $1045. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2108. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1063 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1223 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to FBM flight.

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

JFK to FBM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to FBM 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FBM, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Lubumbashi, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $377 (20%) 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 $1170. Return trip prices are from the FBM 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 FBM can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to FBM

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 FBM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (JFK > JNB > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1177
  • Average savings: $46 (3.74%)

See JFK to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, El Al, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Singapore Airlines, South African, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7327 miles or 11792 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to FBM flight is about 14 hour 10 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from JFK to FBM.


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 FBM
Destination airport name Lubumbashi International Airport
City Lubumbashi
Country the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Latitude -11.6
Longitude 27.5


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