The cheapest times to fly from YYD to SCO are

  • February 12th to April 22nd
  • October 15th to January 14th (except the weeks of November 12th and November 26th)

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 YYD to SCO is late October. Prices can be as high as $8121 for Monday flights during late January, or as low as $1723 for Saturday flights around late October.


When to Fly to Aktau

Flying from Smithers (YYD) to Aktau (SCO) will usually cost between $2362 to $8121 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 $3635. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late January, with an average price of $5174. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1540 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $4947 can be considered a good price for a round-trip YYD to SCO flight.

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

YYD to SCO Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the YYD to SCO flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Smithers. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.55, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SCO, and Sunday the cheapest day to fly back into YYD. Mondays 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 $4170 (51%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $2404. Return trip prices are from the SCO to YYD 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 YYD to SCO can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 5 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking YYD to SCO

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 YYD to SCO — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Shantou (YYD > SWA > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $4580
  • Average savings: $367 (7.42%)

See YYD to DEN flights

Hack #2: Denver, CO (YYD > DEN > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $4869
  • Average savings: $78 (1.58%)

See YYD to SWA flights

Hack #3: Philadelphia, PA (YYD > PHL > SCO)

  • Price for both tickets: $4872
  • Average savings: $75 (1.52%)

See YYD to PHL flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from YYD to SCO? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air Canada, Asiana, Belavia, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Shevchenko Airport to Smithers Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5616 miles or 9038 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from YYD to SCO?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop YYD to SCO flight is about 11 hour 5 minutes.

How many flights go between Smithers and Aktau?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 24 available flights from YYD to SCO.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code YYD
Origination airport name Smithers Airport
City Smithers
Country Canada
Latitude 54.8
Longitude -127.2

Return Airport

Destination code SCO
Destination airport name Shevchenko Airport
City Aktau
Country Kazakhstan
Latitude 43.9
Longitude 51.1


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