The cheapest times to fly from JFK to RAI are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of March 26th, April 2nd, and May 14th)
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the week of October 29th)

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 RAI is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $1929 for Wednesday flights during mid July, or as low as $693 for Tuesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Praia

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Praia (RAI) will usually cost between $742 to $1460 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $714. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1560. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $846 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1046 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to RAI flight.

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

JFK to RAI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to RAI flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as 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

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to RAI, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. Wednesdays 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 $139 (11%) 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 $1022. Return trip prices are from the RAI 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 RAI can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 7 hour 15 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to RAI

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 RAI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Amsterdam (JFK > AMS > RAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $808
  • Average savings: $238 (22.72%)

See JFK to AMS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (JFK > LIS > RAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $846
  • Average savings: $200 (19.08%)

See JFK to LIS flights

Hack #3: Boston, MA (JFK > BOS > RAI)

  • Price for both tickets: $991
  • Average savings: $55 (5.26%)

See JFK to BOS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Europa, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Royal Air Maroc, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3487 miles or 5612 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to RAI flight is about 7 hour 15 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from JFK to RAI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeJFK
Origination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeRAI
Destination airport namePraia International Airport
CountryCape Verde


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