The cheapest times to fly from JFK to VLI are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of April 9th and April 16th)
  • September 3rd to October 7th (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 22nd 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 VLI is early to mid May. Prices can be as high as $4036 for Tuesday flights during mid December, or as low as $1265 for Thursday flights around early to mid May.


When to Fly to Port Vila

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Port Vila (VLI) will usually cost between $1309 to $2301 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid May with an average ticket price of $1363. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2610. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1247 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1574 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to VLI flight.

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

JFK to VLI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to VLI flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays 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 $2639 (42%) 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 $1530. Return trip prices are from the VLI 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 VLI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to VLI

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 VLI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (JFK > LAX > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1423
  • Average savings: $152 (9.63%)

See JFK to LAX flights

Hack #2: Nadi (JFK > NAN > VLI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1564
  • Average savings: $10 (0.64%)

See JFK to NAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, Air Vanuatu, Alaska, American, Delta, Fiji Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8458 miles or 13612 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to VLI flight is about 16 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Port Vila?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 11 available flights from JFK to VLI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeVLI
Destination airport namePort Vila Airport
CityPort Vila


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