The cheapest times to fly from REC to JFK are

  • March 5th to April 22nd (except the week of April 2nd)
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • August 6th to August 19th
  • September 24th to December 9th

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 REC to JFK is late May. Prices can be as high as $1427 for Sunday flights during early January, or as low as $531 for Thursday flights around late May.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Recife (REC) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $607 to $1185 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $708. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1226. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $518 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $871 can be considered a good price for a round-trip REC to JFK flight.

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

REC to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the REC to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Recife. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JFK, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into REC. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Recife. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $118 (10%) 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 $791. Return trip prices are from the JFK to REC 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 REC to JFK can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 8 hour 30 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 REC to JFK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Asbury Park/Monmouth County Airport (ARX) in Asbury Park, NJ

  • 36 miles (58 km) away from JFK
  • Usually 80.54% less expensive than JFK
  • Nonstop flights available

See REC to ARX flights


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

Hack #1: Fortaleza (REC > FOR > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $712
  • Average savings: $160 (18.31%)

See REC to MIA flights

Hack #2: Miami, FL (REC > MIA > JFK)

  • Price for both tickets: $771
  • Average savings: $101 (11.54%)

See REC to FOR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, American, Azul, Caribbean Airlines, COPA, Delta, El Al, Gol, JetBlue, LATAM, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4177 miles or 6722 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop REC to JFK flight is about 8 hour 30 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from REC to JFK.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code REC
Origination airport name Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport
City Recife
Country Brazil
Latitude -8.1
Longitude -34.9

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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