The cheapest times to fly from SWA to SKG are

  • April 2nd to April 22nd
  • July 16th to December 23rd

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 SKG is mid August. Prices can be as high as $7135 for Thursday flights during mid January, or as low as $1501 for Sunday flights around mid August.


When to Fly to Thessaloniki

Flying from Shantou (SWA) to Thessaloniki (SKG) will usually cost between $1557 to $6327 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid August with an average ticket price of $1568. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid January, with an average price of $5870. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $4303 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4879 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SWA to SKG flight.

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

SWA to SKG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SWA to SKG 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 $0.56, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Thessaloniki, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Shantou. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1061 (23%) 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 $3659. Return trip prices are from the SKG 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 SKG can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 39 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from SWA to SKG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Skopje Airport (SKP) in Skopje

  • 122 miles (196 km) away from SKG
  • Usually 29.17% less expensive than SKG
  • 2-layover flights available

See SWA to SKP flights


Flight Hacking SWA to SKG

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 SKG — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Moscow (SWA > SVO > SKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $935
  • Average savings: $3945 (80.85%)

See SWA to BRU flights

Hack #2: Brussels (SWA > BRU > SKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1020
  • Average savings: $3859 (79.09%)

See SWA to SVO flights

Hack #3: Dusseldorf (SWA > DUS > SKG)

  • Price for both tickets: $1034
  • Average savings: $3845 (78.81%)

See SWA to DUS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Austrian, China Southern, EgyptAir, Eurowings, KLM, Lufthansa, Olympic, Shanghai Airlines, Shenzhen, Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Makedonia Airport to Waisha Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5371 miles or 8644 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SWA to SKG flight is about 10 hour 39 minutes.

How many flights go between Shantou and Thessaloniki?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from SWA to SKG.


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 SKG
Destination airport name Makedonia Airport
City Thessaloniki
Country Greece
Latitude 40.5
Longitude 23


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