The cheapest times to fly from TYS to OKA are

  • January 8th to April 8th (except the week of March 12th)
  • August 27th to December 2nd (except the week of November 19th)

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 TYS to OKA is early to mid September. Prices can be as high as $2290 for Saturday flights during mid July, or as low as $1278 for Tuesday flights around early to mid September.


When to Fly to Okinawa Island

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Okinawa (OKA) will usually cost between $1537 to $2039 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 $1501. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2096. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $595 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1749 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to OKA flight.

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

TYS to OKA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to OKA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $279 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1645. Return trip prices are from the OKA to TYS 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 TYS to OKA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 48 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TYS to OKA

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 TYS to OKA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Philadelphia, PA (TYS > PHL > OKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1109
  • Average savings: $641 (36.62%)

See TYS to PHL flights

Hack #2: Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA (TYS > ABE > OKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1132
  • Average savings: $617 (35.28%)

See TYS to ABE flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (TYS > JFK > OKA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1133
  • Average savings: $617 (35.25%)

See TYS to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TYS to OKA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, ANA, Asiana, Delta, JAL, Korean Air, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Naha Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7680 miles or 12360 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from TYS to OKA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to OKA flight is about 14 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Okinawa?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeTYS
Origination airport nameMcGhee Tyson Airport
CityKnoxville, TN
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeOKA
Destination airport nameNaha Airport


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