The cheapest times to fly from YMM to SWA are

  • January 1st to March 25th
  • October 8th to December 16th

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 YMM to SWA is late October. Prices can be as high as $3150 for Saturday flights during late June, or as low as $1058 for Sunday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Shantou

Flying from Fort McMurray (YMM) to Shantou (SWA) will usually cost between $1167 to $2840 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late October with an average ticket price of $1131. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late June, with an average price of $2923. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1792 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1514 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YMM to SWA flight.

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

YMM to SWA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YMM to SWA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Fort McMurray. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.15, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Shantou, and Tuesdays are the most expensive days to return to Fort McMurray. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $361 (19%) 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 $1489. Return trip prices are from the SWA to YMM 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 YMM to SWA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 13 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking YMM to SWA

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 YMM to SWA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (YMM > SFO > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1348
  • Average savings: $167 (11%)

See YMM to YYC flights

Hack #2: Calgary (YMM > YYC > SWA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1398
  • Average savings: $116 (7.66%)

See YMM to SFO flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1489
  • Average savings: $26 (1.68%)

See YMM to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, China Southern, Delta, Shanghai Airlines, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Waisha Airport to Fort McMurray Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6239 miles or 10041 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YMM to SWA flight is about 12 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort McMurray and Shantou?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from YMM to SWA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YMM
Origination airport name Fort McMurray Airport
City Fort McMurray
Country Canada
Latitude 56.7
Longitude -111.2

Return Airport

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


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