The cheapest times to fly from SNA to POM are

  • January 15th to March 11th (except the week of February 12th)
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • August 6th to December 2nd (except the week of October 8th)

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 SNA to POM is late August to early September. Prices can be as high as $5008 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1279 for Tuesday flights around late August to early September.


When to Fly to Port Moresby

Flying from Santa Ana, CA (SNA) to Port Moresby (POM) will usually cost between $1627 to $3295 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late August to early September with an average ticket price of $1718. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $3571. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1853 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2238 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SNA to POM flight.

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

SNA to POM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SNA to POM flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Santa Ana. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.2, which is 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 Port Moresby, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Santa Ana. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $4595 (45%) 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 $2069. Return trip prices are from the POM to SNA 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 SNA to POM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 13 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SNA to POM

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 SNA to POM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Sydney (SNA > SYD > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1718
  • Average savings: $521 (23.26%)

See SNA to SYD flights

Hack #2: Brisbane (SNA > BNE > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1865
  • Average savings: $373 (16.67%)

See SNA to BNE flights

Hack #3: Singapore (SNA > SIN > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1904
  • Average savings: $334 (14.92%)

See SNA to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SNA to POM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Qantas, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Port Moresby International Airport to John Wayne-Orange County Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6858 miles or 11037 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SNA to POM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SNA to POM flight is about 13 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Santa Ana, CA and Port Moresby?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from SNA to POM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSNA
Origination airport nameJohn Wayne-Orange County Airport
CitySanta Ana, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codePOM
Destination airport namePort Moresby International Airport
CityPort Moresby
CountryPapua New Guinea


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