The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SWA are

  • January 22nd to April 8th
  • August 27th to December 9th

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 SWA is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $1665 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $649 for Wednesday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $684 to $1365 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $704. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1552. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $848 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $980 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SWA flight.

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

JFK to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to SWA 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 $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $68 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $984. Return trip prices are from the SWA 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 SWA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 18 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 SWA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Gaoqi Airport (XMN) in Xiamen

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from SWA
  • Usually 13.53% less expensive than SWA
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to XMN flights


Flight Hacking JFK to SWA

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 SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Kuala Lumpur (JFK > KUL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $882
  • Average savings: $98 (9.95%)

See JFK to KUL flights

Hack #2: Manila (JFK > MNL > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $959
  • Average savings: $21 (2.09%)

See JFK to MNL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Air France, American, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, Sichuan Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7957 miles or 12806 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SWA flight is about 15 hour 18 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from JFK to SWA.


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 SWA
Destination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8


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