The cheapest times to fly from JFK to PSE are

  • January 22nd to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • August 27th to December 16th (except the weeks of November 19th and November 26th)

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 PSE is late October. Prices can be as high as $713 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $262 for Tuesday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Ponce

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Ponce, PR (PSE) will usually cost between $279 to $528 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $283. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $617. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $335 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $363 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to PSE flight.

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

JFK to PSE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to PSE flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, 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 to Ponce, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to New York. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $20 (5%) 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 $363. Return trip prices are from the PSE 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 PSE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 54 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from JFK to PSE while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, PR

  • 47 miles (76 km) away from PSE
  • Usually 11.02% less expensive than PSE
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to SJU flights

Destination alternative #2: Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla, PR

  • 50 miles (80 km) away from PSE
  • Usually 2.20% less expensive than PSE
  • Nonstop flights available

See JFK to BQN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Emirates, JetBlue, Silver Airways, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1621 miles or 2609 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to PSE flight is about 3 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Ponce, PR?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from JFK to PSE.


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 PSE
Destination airport name Mercedita Airport
City Ponce, PR
Country the United States
Latitude 18
Longitude -66.6


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from JFK to PSE tend to depart much later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 55% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave PSE heading for JFK about 65 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Ponce, PR is about 38 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • JetBlue: 65 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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