The cheapest times to fly from JFK to SZK are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of January 15th, February 19th, February 26th, March 12th, and March 19th)
  • August 20th to November 4th

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 SZK is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $3539 for Wednesday flights during mid December, or as low as $976 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Skukuza

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Skukuza (SZK) will usually cost between $1021 to $2548 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $1004. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2474. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1470 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to SZK flight.

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

JFK to SZK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to SZK flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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. 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 $592 (31%) 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 $1374. Return trip prices are from the SZK 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 SZK 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 33 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 SZK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Maputo Airport (MPM) in Maputo

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from SZK
  • Usually 4.67% less expensive than SZK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to MPM flights

Destination alternative #2: Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP) in Nelspruit

  • 42 miles (68 km) away from SZK
  • Usually 4.38% less expensive than SZK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to MQP flights

Destination alternative #3: Hoedspruit Airport (HDS) in Hoedspruit

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from SZK
  • Usually 2.85% less expensive than SZK
  • 1-layover flights available

See JFK to HDS flights


Flight Hacking JFK to SZK

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 SZK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (JFK > JNB > SZK)

  • Price for both tickets: $1055
  • Average savings: $122 (10.37%)

See JFK to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8096 miles or 13029 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to SZK flight is about 15 hour 33 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from JFK to SZK.


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 SZK
Destination airport name Skukuza Airport
City Skukuza
Country South Africa
Latitude -25
Longitude 31.6


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