The cheapest times to fly from PTY to JFK are

  • January 22nd to March 25th
  • April 16th to May 13th (except the week of April 30th)
  • September 3rd 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 PTY to JFK is late September. Prices can be as high as $982 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $678 for Thursday flights around late September.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Panama City (PTY) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $678 to $853 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late September with an average ticket price of $678. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $936. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $258 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $704 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PTY to JFK flight.

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

PTY to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PTY to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Panama City. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $15 (2%) 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 $717. Return trip prices are from the JFK to PTY 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 PTY to JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 57 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from PTY to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in Philadelphia, PA

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 11.72% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PTY to PHL flights

Destination alternative #2: Bradley International Airport (BDL) in Hartford, CT

  • 106 miles (171 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 6.25% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PTY to BDL flights

Destination alternative #3: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 5.97% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PTY to EWR flights

Destination alternative #4: Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in Atlantic City, NJ

  • 92 miles (148 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 4.05% less expensive than JFK
  • 1-layover flights available

See PTY to ACY flights


Flight Hacking PTY 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 PTY to JFK — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (PTY > MIA > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $522
  • Average savings: $182 (25.89%)

See PTY to MCO flights

Hack #2: Orlando, FL (PTY > MCO > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $615
  • Average savings: $90 (12.71%)

See PTY to MIA flights

Hack #3: Tampa, FL (PTY > TPA > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $619
  • Average savings: $86 (12.14%)

See PTY to TPA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeromexico, American, Avianca, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, COPA, Delta, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2208 miles or 3553 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PTY to JFK flight is about 4 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Panama City and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from PTY to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code PTY
Origination airport name Tocumen International Airport
City Panama City
Country Panama
Latitude 9.1
Longitude -79.4

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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