The cheapest times to fly from REC to SWA are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of February 19th)
  • May 14th to June 10th (except the week of May 21st)
  • August 27th to September 30th
  • October 15th 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 SWA is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $8122 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $1498 for Wednesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Recife (REC) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1567 to $6992 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $1621. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $5065. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3444 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2181 can be considered a good price for a round-trip REC to SWA flight.

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

REC to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the REC to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. 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 $1637 (37%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2039. Return trip prices are from the SWA 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 SWA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 29 minutes may be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Madrid (REC > MAD > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1407
  • Average savings: $775 (35.51%)

See REC to FRA flights

Hack #2: Frankfurt (REC > FRA > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1502
  • Average savings: $680 (31.16%)

See REC to MAD flights

Hack #3: Lisbon (REC > LIS > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1505
  • Average savings: $676 (30.99%)

See REC to LIS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Europa, Air France, China Southern, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Shenzhen, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Guararapes Gilberto Freyre International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10283 miles or 16549 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop REC to SWA flight is about 19 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Recife and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from REC to SWA.


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


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