The cheapest times to fly from STI to ECP are

  • January 8th to March 4th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 6th to November 18th (except the week of August 20th)

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 STI to ECP is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $1954 for Saturday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $754 for Tuesday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Panama City

Flying from Santiago (STI) to Panama City, FL (ECP) will usually cost between $754 to $1212 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 $757. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $1231. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $474 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $814 can be considered a good price for a round-trip STI to ECP flight.

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

STI to ECP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the STI to ECP flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Santiago De Los Caballeros. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday 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 $196 (19%) 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 $782. Return trip prices are from the ECP to STI 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 STI to ECP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 10 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from STI to ECP while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Pensacola International Airport (PNS) in Pensacola, FL

  • 83 miles (134 km) away from ECP
  • Usually 8.42% less expensive than ECP
  • 1-layover flights available

See STI to PNS flights

Destination alternative #2: Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) in Valparaiso, FL

  • 44 miles (71 km) away from ECP
  • Usually 6.33% less expensive than ECP
  • 2-layover flights available

See STI to VPS flights


Flight Hacking STI to ECP

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 STI to ECP — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Miami, FL (STI > MIA > ECP)

  • Price for both tickets: $658
  • Average savings: $156 (19.18%)

See STI to FLL flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (STI > FLL > ECP)

  • Price for both tickets: $709
  • Average savings: $105 (12.85%)

See STI to MIA flights

Hack #3: Orlando, FL (STI > MCO > ECP)

  • Price for both tickets: $745
  • Average savings: $69 (8.42%)

See STI to MCO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from STI to ECP? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport to Cibao International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1214 miles or 1954 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from STI to ECP?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop STI to ECP flight is about 3 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Santiago and Panama City, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from STI to ECP.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSTI
Origination airport nameCibao International Airport
CountryDominican Republic

Return Airport

Destination codeECP
Destination airport nameNorthwest Florida Beaches International Airport
CityPanama City, FL
Countrythe United States


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