The cheapest times to fly from SWA to MGA are

  • January 15th to April 22nd (except the week of January 29th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • September 3rd to November 25th

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 MGA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2936 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $990 for Wednesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Managua

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Managua (MGA) will usually cost between $1089 to $2240 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid September with an average ticket price of $1088. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2249. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1162 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1406 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to MGA flight.

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

SWA to MGA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to MGA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Shantou. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MGA, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Managua, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $256 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1451. Return trip prices are from the MGA 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 MGA can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 8 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to MGA

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 MGA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1198
  • Average savings: $209 (14.83%)

See SWA to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1277
  • Average savings: $129 (9.17%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SWA > JFK > MGA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1405
  • Average savings: $2 (0.11%)

See SWA to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, Avianca El Salvador, China Southern, COPA, Delta, EVA Air, Hainan, KLM, Shenzhen, Tianjin Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9529 miles or 15335 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to MGA flight is about 18 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Managua?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from SWA to MGA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SWA
Origination airport name Waisha Airport
City Shantou
Country China
Latitude 23.4
Longitude 116.8

Return Airport

Destination code MGA
Destination airport name Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport
City Managua
Country Nicaragua
Latitude 12.1
Longitude -86.2


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