The cheapest times to fly from RDU to BLZ are

  • January 8th to May 13th (except the week of April 16th)
  • September 17th to November 18th

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 RDU to BLZ is mid January. Prices can be as high as $3477 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $1169 for Friday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Blantyre

Flying from Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU) to Blantyre (BLZ) will usually cost between $1253 to $2143 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $1423. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2299. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $876 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1529 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RDU to BLZ flight.

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

RDU to BLZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RDU to BLZ flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Raleigh. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BLZ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into RDU. Saturdays 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 $382 (20%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1438. Return trip prices are from the BLZ to RDU 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 RDU to BLZ 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 41 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking RDU to BLZ

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 RDU to BLZ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Nairobi (RDU > NBO > BLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1258
  • Average savings: $271 (17.73%)

See RDU to NBO flights

Hack #2: Dar Es Salaam (RDU > DAR > BLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1418
  • Average savings: $111 (7.23%)

See RDU to DAR flights

Hack #3: Johannesburg (RDU > JNB > BLZ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1427
  • Average savings: $102 (6.67%)

See RDU to JNB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from RDU to BLZ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, South African, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chileka International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8166 miles or 13142 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from RDU to BLZ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RDU to BLZ flight is about 15 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Raleigh/Durham, NC and Blantyre?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeRDU
Origination airport nameRaleigh-Durham International Airport
CityRaleigh/Durham, NC
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBLZ
Destination airport nameChileka International Airport


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