The cheapest times to fly from SWA to POP are

  • January 8th to January 21st
  • February 5th to February 25th
  • March 19th to April 15th
  • May 14th to May 27th

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 POP is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $3966 for Tuesday flights during early May, or as low as $1390 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Puerto Plata

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Puerto Plata (POP) will usually cost between $1425 to $2920 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1431. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early May, with an average price of $2834. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1403 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1585 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to POP flight.

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

SWA to POP Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to POP flight is 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 $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Puerto Plata, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $450 (19%) 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 $1627. Return trip prices are from the POP 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 POP can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 55 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking SWA to POP

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 POP — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1352
  • Average savings: $234 (14.73%)

See SWA to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (SWA > JFK > POP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1367
  • Average savings: $219 (13.79%)

See SWA to LAX flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (SWA > SFO > POP)

  • Price for both tickets: $1410
  • Average savings: $175 (11.04%)

See SWA to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, China Southern, Delta, Hainan, JetBlue, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Sichuan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Gregorio Luperon International Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9411 miles or 15145 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to POP flight is about 17 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Puerto Plata?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSWA
Origination airport nameWaisha Airport

Return Airport

Destination codePOP
Destination airport nameGregorio Luperon International Airport
CityPuerto Plata
CountryDominican Republic


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