The cheapest times to fly from JFK to PTY are

  • January 22nd to March 18th
  • April 9th to May 13th
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 PTY is late September. Prices can be as high as $1045 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $616 for Thursday flights around late September.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Panama City (PTY) will usually cost between $641 to $788 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $641. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $975. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $334 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $664 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to PTY flight.

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

JFK to PTY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to PTY flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $15 (2%) 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 $676. Return trip prices are from the PTY 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 PTY can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 57 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to PTY

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 PTY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (JFK > MIA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $570
  • Average savings: $94 (14.16%)

See JFK to MIA flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (JFK > MCO > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $600
  • Average savings: $64 (9.64%)

See JFK to MCO flights

Hack #3: Tampa, FL (JFK > TPA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $607
  • Average savings: $58 (8.66%)

See JFK to TPA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, COPA, Delta, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2208 miles or 3553 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to PTY flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Panama City?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 51 available flights from JFK to PTY.


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 PTY
Destination airport name Tocumen International Airport
City Panama City
Country Panama
Latitude 9.1
Longitude -79.4


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