The cheapest times to fly from SWA to FOR are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 30th to June 17th (except the week of May 28th)
  • November 5th 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 SWA to FOR is early to mid August. Prices can be as high as $6891 for Tuesday flights during early August, or as low as $2007 for Sunday flights around early to mid August.


When to Fly to Fortaleza

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Fortaleza (FOR) will usually cost between $2007 to $5585 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid August with an average ticket price of $2008. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $3865. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1857 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2146 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to FOR flight.

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

SWA to FOR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to FOR flight is more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.13, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays 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 $1795 (37%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2140. Return trip prices are from the FOR 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 FOR can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 31 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to FOR

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 FOR — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Paris (SWA > CDG > FOR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1622
  • Average savings: $524 (24.42%)

See SWA to LIS flights

Hack #2: Lisbon (SWA > LIS > FOR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1683
  • Average savings: $463 (21.58%)

See SWA to CDG flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (SWA > AMS > FOR)

  • Price for both tickets: $1698
  • Average savings: $448 (20.88%)

See SWA to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, China Southern, Finnair, KLM, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Pinto Martins International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10299 miles or 16575 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to FOR flight is about 19 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Fortaleza?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from SWA to FOR.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeFOR
Destination airport namePinto Martins International Airport


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