The cheapest times to fly from SWA to AKN are

  • March 19th to August 5th

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 SWA to AKN is late May. Prices can be as high as $5580 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1229 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to King Salmon

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to King Salmon, AK (AKN) will usually cost between $1476 to $5382 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $2314. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $5380. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3066 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4316 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to AKN flight.

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

SWA to AKN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to AKN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.57, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to AKN, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to King Salmon, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $768 (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 $3461. Return trip prices are from the AKN to SWA 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 SWA to AKN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 29 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from SWA to AKN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Dillingham Airport (DLG) in Dillingham, AK

  • 71 miles (114 km) away from AKN
  • Usually 2.00% less expensive than AKN
  • Nonstop flights available

See SWA to DLG flights


Flight Hacking SWA to AKN

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 SWA to AKN — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (SWA > LAX > AKN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1542
  • Average savings: $2775 (64.28%)

See SWA to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (SWA > SFO > AKN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1703
  • Average savings: $2613 (60.54%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: Fairbanks, AK (SWA > FAI > AKN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1871
  • Average savings: $2445 (56.65%)

See SWA to FAI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from SWA to AKN? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, China Southern, Delta, Ravn Alaska, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from King Salmon Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4726 miles or 7606 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from SWA to AKN?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to AKN flight is about 9 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and King Salmon, AK?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeAKN
Destination airport nameKing Salmon Airport
CityKing Salmon, AK
Countrythe United States


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