The cheapest times to fly from SMA to YXS are

  • January 8th to March 11th
  • April 30th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 1st to December 9th (except the weeks of October 8th, October 22nd, October 29th, and November 26th)

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 SMA to YXS is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $5147 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $3413 for Thursday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Prince George

Flying from Santa Maria (SMA) to Prince George (YXS) will usually cost between $3561 to $4509 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $3413. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $4615. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1202 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3842 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SMA to YXS flight.

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

SMA to YXS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SMA to YXS flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Santa Maria Island. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.53, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $738 (16%) 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 $3718. Return trip prices are from the YXS to SMA 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 SMA to YXS can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 3 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SMA to YXS

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 SMA to YXS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (SMA > BOS > YXS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1341
  • Average savings: $2502 (65.11%)

See SMA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SMA > JFK > YXS)

  • Price for both tickets: $3665
  • Average savings: $178 (4.62%)

See SMA to BOS flights

Hack #3: Newark, NJ (SMA > EWR > YXS)

  • Price for both tickets: $3667
  • Average savings: $175 (4.55%)

See SMA to EWR flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SMA to YXS? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Azores Airlines, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Prince George Airport to Santa Maria Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4483 miles or 7215 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SMA to YXS?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SMA to YXS flight is about 9 hour 3 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Maria and Prince George?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 34 available flights from SMA to YXS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SMA
Origination airport name Santa Maria Airport
City Santa Maria
Country Portugal
Latitude 37
Longitude -25.2

Return Airport

Destination code YXS
Destination airport name Prince George Airport
City Prince George
Country Canada
Latitude 53.9
Longitude -122.7


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