The cheapest times to fly from KIV to SWA are

  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • July 16th to December 23rd

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 SWA is mid to late August. Prices can be as high as $7198 for Thursday flights during early to mid March, or as low as $823 for Wednesday flights around mid to late August.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Kishinev (KIV) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $837 to $5267 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late August with an average ticket price of $829. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid March, with an average price of $5028. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4199 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3494 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KIV to SWA flight.

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

KIV to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KIV to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chisinau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into KIV. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Chisinau. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $585 (11%) 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 $2924. Return trip prices are from the SWA 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 SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 54 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking KIV 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 KIV to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Vienna (KIV > VIE > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $709
  • Average savings: $2786 (79.72%)

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Hack #2: Moscow (KIV > SVO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $725
  • Average savings: $2770 (79.26%)

See KIV to VIE flights

Hack #3: Warsaw (KIV > WAW > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $809
  • Average savings: $2686 (76.86%)

See KIV to WAW flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Moldova, Austrian, China Airlines, China Southern, Lufthansa, Shandong, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, TAROM, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Chisinau International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4952 miles or 7969 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KIV to SWA flight is about 9 hour 54 minutes.

How many flights go between Kishinev and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from KIV to SWA.


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


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