The cheapest times to fly from SWA to POM are

  • March 5th to July 15th (except the week of March 19th)
  • October 29th to December 9th
  • December 24th to January 7th

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 POM is early June. Prices can be as high as $5902 for Saturday flights during mid to late August, or as low as $1299 for Wednesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Port Moresby

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Port Moresby (POM) will usually cost between $1315 to $4222 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $1299. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late August, with an average price of $4017. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2718 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3154 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to POM flight.

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

SWA to POM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to POM 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 $0.64, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to POM, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into SWA. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Port Moresby, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1098 (27%) 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 $1979. Return trip prices are from the POM 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 POM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 6 hour 30 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA 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 SWA to POM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Brisbane (SWA > BNE > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1178
  • Average savings: $1977 (62.67%)

See SWA to SYD flights

Hack #2: Sydney (SWA > SYD > POM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1209
  • Average savings: $1945 (61.67%)

See SWA to BNE flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1389
  • Average savings: $1766 (55.98%)

See SWA to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Fiji Airways, Hainan, JAL, Qantas, Shanghai Airlines, Virgin Australia, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Port Moresby International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 3064 miles or 4931 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to POM flight is about 6 hour 30 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Port Moresby?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from SWA to POM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

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


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