The cheapest times to fly from LAX to CTA are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the weeks of January 15th, January 29th, February 26th, and April 9th)
  • August 13th to October 21st (except the week of August 27th)

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 LAX to CTA is early October. Prices can be as high as $3223 for Monday flights during late October to early November, or as low as $772 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to Catania

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Catania (CTA) will usually cost between $848 to $1176 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $859. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late October to early November, with an average price of $1289. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $429 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $944 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to CTA flight.

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

LAX to CTA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to CTA flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CTA, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Catania, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $89 (9%) 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 $937. Return trip prices are from the CTA to LAX 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 LAX to CTA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 59 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 LAX to CTA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Luqa International Airport (MLA) in Malta

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from CTA
  • Usually 13.51% less expensive than CTA
  • 1-layover flights available

See LAX to MLA flights


Flight Hacking LAX to CTA

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 LAX to CTA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Barcelona (LAX > BCN > CTA)

  • Price for both tickets: $552
  • Average savings: $392 (41.49%)

See LAX to BCN flights

Hack #2: London (LAX > LGW > CTA)

  • Price for both tickets: $599
  • Average savings: $345 (36.57%)

See LAX to LGW flights

Hack #3: Copenhagen (LAX > CPH > CTA)

  • Price for both tickets: $659
  • Average savings: $285 (30.21%)

See LAX to CPH flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LAX to CTA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 27 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Italy, Air Malta, Alaska, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Royal Air Maroc, SAS, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6667 miles or 10729 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LAX to CTA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to CTA flight is about 12 hour 59 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Catania?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 67 available flights from LAX to CTA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LAX
Origination airport name Los Angeles International Airport
City Los Angeles, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.9
Longitude -118.4

Return Airport

Destination code CTA
Destination airport name Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
City Catania
Country Italy
Latitude 37.5
Longitude 15.1


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