The cheapest times to fly from MEC to JFK are

  • January 22nd to February 11th
  • February 26th to June 3rd (except the weeks of March 26th and April 2nd)
  • September 10th to November 25th

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 MEC to JFK is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $1280 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $699 for Tuesday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Manta (MEC) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $740 to $1164 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $736. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1188. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $452 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $811 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEC to JFK flight.

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

MEC to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEC to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Manta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays 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 $51 (6%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $862. Return trip prices are from the JFK to MEC 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 MEC to JFK can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEC to JFK

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 MEC to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (MEC > UIO > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $719
  • Average savings: $92 (11.29%)

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Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Eloy Alfaro International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2905 miles or 4675 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEC to JFK flight is about 6 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Manta and New York, NY?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEC
Origination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7

Return Airport

Destination code JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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