The cheapest times to fly from PPT to KOA are

  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • October 15th to November 11th (except the week of October 29th)
  • November 26th to March 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and February 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 PPT to KOA is mid December. Prices can be as high as $4671 for Sunday flights during early August, or as low as $709 for Saturday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Kailua-Kona

Flying from Papeete (PPT) to Kona, HI (KOA) will usually cost between $787 to $3130 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $1717. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $2937. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1220 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2789 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PPT to KOA flight.

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

PPT to KOA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PPT to KOA flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Tahiti. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.66, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Kailua-Kona, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Tahiti. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2763 (62%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $976. Return trip prices are from the KOA to PPT 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 PPT to KOA can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 41 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 PPT to KOA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kahului Airport (OGG) in Kahului, HI

  • 84 miles (135 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 1.58% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PPT to OGG flights

Destination alternative #2: Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Hilo, HI

  • 65 miles (105 km) away from KOA
  • Usually 0.36% less expensive than KOA
  • 1-layover flights available

See PPT to ITO flights


Flight Hacking PPT to KOA

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 PPT to KOA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (PPT > LAX > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1371
  • Average savings: $1419 (50.86%)

See PPT to SAN flights

Hack #2: San Diego, CA (PPT > SAN > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1451
  • Average savings: $1338 (47.97%)

See PPT to LAX flights

Hack #3: Auckland (PPT > AKL > KOA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1493
  • Average savings: $1297 (46.49%)

See PPT to AKL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PPT to KOA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, Air France, Air Tahiti Nui, Aircalin, Alaska, American, Delta, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport to Tahiti Faa’a Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2613 miles or 4205 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PPT to KOA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PPT to KOA flight is about 5 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Papeete and Kona, HI?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from PPT to KOA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PPT
Origination airport name Tahiti Faa’a Airport
City Papeete
Country French Polynesia
Latitude -17.6
Longitude -149.6

Return Airport

Destination code KOA
Destination airport name Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport
City Kona, HI
Country the United States
Latitude 19.7
Longitude -156


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