The cheapest times to fly from KIV to SNA are

  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • October 8th to December 9th
  • December 24th to March 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and March 12th)

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 KIV to SNA is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $1590 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $620 for Monday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Santa Ana

Flying from Kishinev (KIV) to Santa Ana, CA (SNA) will usually cost between $734 to $1474 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $652. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $1377. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $725 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1082 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KIV to SNA flight.

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

KIV to SNA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KIV to SNA flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Chisinau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SNA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into KIV. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Santa Ana, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Chisinau. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $270 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $946. Return trip prices are from the SNA to KIV 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 KIV to SNA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 40 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 KIV to SNA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from SNA
  • Usually 20.43% less expensive than SNA
  • 1-layover flights available

See KIV to LAX flights


Flight Hacking KIV to SNA

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 KIV to SNA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Copenhagen (KIV > CPH > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $638
  • Average savings: $445 (41.08%)

See KIV to DME flights

Hack #2: Moscow (KIV > DME > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $708
  • Average savings: $374 (34.57%)

See KIV to CPH flights

Hack #3: St. Petersburg (KIV > LED > SNA)

  • Price for both tickets: $731
  • Average savings: $351 (32.44%)

See KIV to LED flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from KIV to SNA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Moldova, Alaska, American, Austrian, British Airways, LOT, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John Wayne-Orange County Airport to Chisinau International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6496 miles or 10454 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from KIV to SNA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KIV to SNA flight is about 12 hour 40 minutes.

How many flights go between Kishinev and Santa Ana, CA?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KIV
Origination airport name Chisinau International Airport
City Kishinev
Country Moldova
Latitude 46.9
Longitude 28.9

Return Airport

Destination code SNA
Destination airport name John Wayne-Orange County Airport
City Santa Ana, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.7
Longitude -117.9


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