The cheapest times to fly from SCO to PTY are

  • February 26th to July 15th (except the weeks of March 19th, March 26th, and May 7th)
  • October 22nd to December 16th

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 SCO to PTY is early April. Prices can be as high as $9098 for Monday flights during mid October, or as low as $1097 for Friday flights around early April.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from Aktau (SCO) to Panama City (PTY) will usually cost between $1180 to $7768 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early April with an average ticket price of $3120. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid October, with an average price of $6145. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3025 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6453 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCO to PTY flight.

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

SCO to PTY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCO to PTY flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Aktau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.52, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Panama City, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Aktau. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $6786 (67%) 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 $1784. Return trip prices are from the PTY to SCO 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 SCO to PTY can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 45 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SCO to PTY

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 SCO to PTY — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Frankfurt (SCO > FRA > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1136
  • Average savings: $5318 (82.4%)

See SCO to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (SCO > IST > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1310
  • Average savings: $5144 (79.71%)

See SCO to FRA flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (SCO > AMS > PTY)

  • Price for both tickets: $1756
  • Average savings: $4697 (72.79%)

See SCO to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Europa, Air France, Belavia, COPA, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Tocumen International Airport to Shevchenko Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7645 miles or 12303 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCO to PTY flight is about 14 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Aktau and Panama City?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SCO
Origination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1

Return Airport

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


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