The cheapest times to fly from SAW to TYS are

  • January 8th to April 1st (except the week of March 19th)
  • April 30th to May 20th
  • October 8th to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 SAW to TYS is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $5138 for Friday flights during mid March, or as low as $608 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Knoxville

Flying from Istanbul (SAW) to Knoxville, TN (TYS) will usually cost between $608 to $1340 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $608. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $1858. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1250 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $963 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SAW to TYS flight.

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

SAW to TYS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SAW to TYS flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Knoxville, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Istanbul. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $236 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $865. Return trip prices are from the TYS to SAW 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 SAW to TYS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SAW to TYS

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 SAW to TYS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (SAW > LGA > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $758
  • Average savings: $205 (21.29%)

See SAW to ATL flights

Hack #2: Atlanta, GA (SAW > ATL > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $792
  • Average savings: $172 (17.81%)

See SAW to LGA flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (SAW > MIA > TYS)

  • Price for both tickets: $795
  • Average savings: $168 (17.45%)

See SAW to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SAW to TYS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from McGhee Tyson Airport to Sabiha Gokcen Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5659 miles or 9107 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SAW to TYS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SAW to TYS flight is about 11 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Knoxville, TN?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSAW
Origination airport nameSabiha Gokcen Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeTYS
Destination airport nameMcGhee Tyson Airport
CityKnoxville, TN
Countrythe United States


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