The cheapest times to fly from PIB to SWA are

  • March 26th to June 24th
  • October 8th 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 PIB to SWA is early to mid December. Prices can be as high as $6271 for Friday flights during late July, or as low as $3241 for Thursday flights around early to mid December.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS (PIB) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $3327 to $6271 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid December with an average ticket price of $3285. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $6242. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2957 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $5792 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PIB to SWA flight.

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

PIB to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PIB to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Laurel. 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

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SWA, and Saturday the cheapest day to fly back into PIB. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Laurel. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1107 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4764. Return trip prices are from the SWA to PIB 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 PIB 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 15 hour 52 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (PIB > LAX > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1235
  • Average savings: $4558 (78.69%)

See PIB to LAX flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (PIB > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1344
  • Average savings: $4449 (76.8%)

See PIB to SFO flights

Hack #3: San Diego, CA (PIB > SAN > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1658
  • Average savings: $4134 (71.37%)

See PIB to SAN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Asiana, China Southern, Hainan, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, United, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8268 miles or 13306 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PIB to SWA flight is about 15 hour 52 minutes.

How many flights go between Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from PIB to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PIB
Origination airport name Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport
City Hattiesburg/Laurel, MS
Country the United States
Latitude 31.5
Longitude -89.3

Return Airport

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


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