The cheapest times to fly from JFK to MCY are

  • January 29th to March 25th
  • April 9th to May 6th (except the week of April 16th)
  • August 6th to September 30th
  • October 15th to December 2nd

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 MCY is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $3923 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1122 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Sunshine Coast Regional

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Maroochydore (MCY) will usually cost between $1270 to $2891 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1260. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3494. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2234 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1753 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to MCY flight.

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

JFK to MCY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to MCY flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, 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 $190 (10%) 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 $1658. Return trip prices are from the MCY 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 MCY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 16 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 MCY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Brisbane International Airport (BNE) in Brisbane

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from MCY
  • Usually 30.92% less expensive than MCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to BNE flights

Destination alternative #2: Gold Coast Airport (OOL) in Gold Coast

  • 111 miles (179 km) away from MCY
  • Usually 12.75% less expensive than MCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to OOL flights


Flight Hacking JFK to MCY

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 MCY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (JFK > SYD > MCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1351
  • Average savings: $403 (22.96%)

See JFK to SYD flights

Hack #2: Melbourne (JFK > MEL > MCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1443
  • Average savings: $311 (17.71%)

See JFK to MEL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (JFK > SIN > MCY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1508
  • Average savings: $245 (13.98%)

See JFK to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Alaska, American, China Eastern, Delta, Etihad, Hawaiian, LATAM, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9607 miles or 15461 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to MCY flight is about 18 hour 16 minutes.

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

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


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 MCY
Destination airport name Sunshine Coast Airport
City Maroochydore
Country Australia
Latitude -26.6
Longitude 153.1


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