The cheapest times to fly from JRO to TRI are

  • January 22nd to June 10th (except the week of February 12th)
  • October 15th to November 25th (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 JRO to TRI is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $3288 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1343 for Saturday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Bristol

Flying from Kilimanjaro (JRO) to Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN (TRI) will usually cost between $1721 to $2675 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 $2023. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2953. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $930 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2367 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JRO to TRI flight.

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

JRO to TRI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JRO to TRI flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Mount Kilimanjaro. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to TRI, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into JRO. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Bristol, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Mount Kilimanjaro. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $486 (18%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2094. Return trip prices are from the TRI to JRO 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 JRO to TRI can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 21 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 JRO to TRI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, NC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 41.53% less expensive than TRI
  • 2-layover flights available

See JRO to CLT flights

Destination alternative #2: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, SC

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 35.11% less expensive than TRI
  • 2-layover flights available

See JRO to GSP flights

Destination alternative #3: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in Asheville, NC

  • 72 miles (116 km) away from TRI
  • Usually 1.73% less expensive than TRI
  • 2-layover flights available

See JRO to AVL flights


Flight Hacking JRO to TRI

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 JRO to TRI — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (JRO > JFK > TRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1350
  • Average savings: $1017 (42.96%)

See JRO to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (JRO > IST > TRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1537
  • Average savings: $830 (35.07%)

See JRO to JFK flights

Hack #3: Atlanta, GA (JRO > ATL > TRI)

  • Price for both tickets: $1550
  • Average savings: $817 (34.52%)

See JRO to ATL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JRO to TRI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Delta, Kenya Airways, KLM, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tri Cities Airport to Kilimanjaro International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7979 miles or 12841 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JRO to TRI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JRO to TRI flight is about 15 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Kilimanjaro and Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from JRO to TRI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeJRO
Origination airport nameKilimanjaro International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeTRI
Destination airport nameTri Cities Airport
CityBristol/Johnson City/Kingsport, TN
Countrythe United States


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