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December
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4%
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Average Price:
$1223
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
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$819
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The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International was found 47 days before departure, on average.
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Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International take?
An average nonstop flight takes 19h 05m, covering a distance of 8734 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Eastern ($543) and Kuwait Airways ($701)
Do I need a passport to fly between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Colombo Bandaranaike International?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Colombo Bandaranaike International back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
$543
only
$543
Destination
Colombo
$543
only
$543
Wed, Mar 14
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Fri, Mar 30
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 17 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
SIN
Okay 4.3

Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent.

Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!

KMG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Newer planes are good and comfortable. Legacy fleet is a little tired. Service is good food and entertainment is lacking.

Routed through Kumming to the north for a trip to SFO. If you're sloppy booking you and turn a 12 hour flight into a 2 day trip.

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

PVG
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was a mess

ORD
PVG
Okay 4.6

Crew is decent. Choice of movies is good.

The earbuds' quality are real bad, like dollar store bad. Portion of food is real small. Only offered snacks once. Could smell cigarette on 4 different occassions, smoke detector even went off once due to cigarette but no action was taken against the passenger. Could smell poop too. Not allowed to use electronic device even on airplane mode, which is ridiculous.

Fri, Feb 9
JFK
CMB
19h 05m
Sun, Feb 18
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 10 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
KWI
JED
Good 7.0

Crew were friendly

No entertainment on the aircraft

BOM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats with enough space for legs for a long journey

Frequency of servings should be increased on long hours flight time

DXB
KWI
Excellent 10.0

By mistake i booked for a wong date (instead of September it was December) they changed the booking without charging me)

Nothing

KWI
DAC
Excellent 8.3

More legroom

JFK
KWI
Excellent 8.0

Punctuality

Very strict in luggage weight. That causes lot of problems. Standard of drinks in the aircraft are not as good compared to Emirates. Standard of food also need improvement. Flight from Kuwait to Lahore had plastic cutllery which is not good for health.

Mon, May 7
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Mon, May 14
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 8 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
CRK
Mediocre 2.6

No notice until 30min at gate delay plane Sleep on chairs like homeless No organization

ORD
PVG
Okay 4.6

Crew is decent. Choice of movies is good.

The earbuds' quality are real bad, like dollar store bad. Portion of food is real small. Only offered snacks once. Could smell cigarette on 4 different occassions, smoke detector even went off once due to cigarette but no action was taken against the passenger. Could smell poop too. Not allowed to use electronic device even on airplane mode, which is ridiculous.

KMG
PEK
Okay 4.6

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

GMP
SHA
Good 6.6

There is no

DEL
PVG
Mediocre 3.3

Flight delayed, ran out of beer, cut entertainment off way to early

Wed, May 2
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Mon, May 21
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 20 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
CRK
Mediocre 2.6

No notice until 30min at gate delay plane Sleep on chairs like homeless No organization

PVG
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was a mess

MDL
KMG
Okay 5.3

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

PVG
SIN
Okay 4.3

Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent.

Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!

KMG
PEK
Okay 4.6

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

Wed, Feb 21
JFK
CMB
27h 20m
Sat, Mar 3
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 11 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
KWI
CAI
Good 6.6

Three planes were boarding within 20 minutes of each other out of the same gate. This was highly inconvenient as people had to wait until the last minute to board, and caused the flight to depart at a later time than scheduled.

AMM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Traveling

Wait

KWI
DAC
Excellent 8.3

More legroom

DXB
KWI
Excellent 10.0

By mistake i booked for a wong date (instead of September it was December) they changed the booking without charging me)

Nothing

KWI
CAI
Mediocre 3.6

The crew try to be friendly

The craft was uncomfortable the food was wacky the bording delayed too much the grownd crew was hesitant

Sun, May 6
JFK
CMB
55h 40m
Wed, Jun 6
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 32 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
CMB
Excellent 8.3

Reasonable seat. Good entertainment. Great price.

Took off 80 min late.

GMP
SHA
Good 6.6

There is no

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

PVG
SIN
Okay 4.3

Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent.

Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!

PVG
YVR
Mediocre 3.6

Turbulence

Fri, Feb 23
JFK
CMB
19h 05m
Wed, Mar 14
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 19 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
BOM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats with enough space for legs for a long journey

Frequency of servings should be increased on long hours flight time

BKK
KWI
Good 6.6

Food was very poor

KWI
CAI
Mediocre 3.6

The crew try to be friendly

The craft was uncomfortable the food was wacky the bording delayed too much the grownd crew was hesitant

KWI
CAI
Good 6.6

Three planes were boarding within 20 minutes of each other out of the same gate. This was highly inconvenient as people had to wait until the last minute to board, and caused the flight to depart at a later time than scheduled.

AMM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Traveling

Wait

Fri, May 4
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Mon, May 21
CMB
JFK
55h 35m
Trip: 18 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
KMG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Newer planes are good and comfortable. Legacy fleet is a little tired. Service is good food and entertainment is lacking.

Routed through Kumming to the north for a trip to SFO. If you're sloppy booking you and turn a 12 hour flight into a 2 day trip.

GMP
SHA
Good 6.6

There is no

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

PVG
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was a mess

PVG
YVR
Mediocre 3.6

Turbulence

Sat, Mar 10
JFK
CMB
19h 05m
Sat, Mar 17
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 7 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
JFK
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Good service

KWI
JED
Good 7.0

Crew were friendly

No entertainment on the aircraft

KWI
CAI
Good 6.6

Three planes were boarding within 20 minutes of each other out of the same gate. This was highly inconvenient as people had to wait until the last minute to board, and caused the flight to depart at a later time than scheduled.

DXB
KWI
Excellent 10.0

By mistake i booked for a wong date (instead of September it was December) they changed the booking without charging me)

Nothing

KWI
DEL
Good 6.6

boarding time 2 hours. terrible boarding in kuwait. my laptop checked 3 times and hard drive destroyed by the scanning machine,

Sat, May 5
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Mon, May 14
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 10 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
ORD
PVG
Okay 4.6

Crew is decent. Choice of movies is good.

The earbuds' quality are real bad, like dollar store bad. Portion of food is real small. Only offered snacks once. Could smell cigarette on 4 different occassions, smoke detector even went off once due to cigarette but no action was taken against the passenger. Could smell poop too. Not allowed to use electronic device even on airplane mode, which is ridiculous.

PVG
CRK
Mediocre 2.6

No notice until 30min at gate delay plane Sleep on chairs like homeless No organization

KMG
SFO
Okay 5.6

Newer planes are good and comfortable. Legacy fleet is a little tired. Service is good food and entertainment is lacking.

Routed through Kumming to the north for a trip to SFO. If you're sloppy booking you and turn a 12 hour flight into a 2 day trip.

MDL
KMG
Okay 5.3

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

Thu, Feb 1
JFK
CMB
27h 20m
Wed, Feb 21
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 21 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
JFK
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Good service

JFK
KWI
Okay 4.0

Horrible bathrooms in Kuwait Airport. I am not going to travel via Kuwait again.

KWI
JED
Good 7.0

Crew were friendly

No entertainment on the aircraft

BKK
KWI
Good 6.6

Food was very poor

JFK
KWI
Excellent 8.0

Punctuality

Very strict in luggage weight. That causes lot of problems. Standard of drinks in the aircraft are not as good compared to Emirates. Standard of food also need improvement. Flight from Kuwait to Lahore had plastic cutllery which is not good for health.

Fri, Feb 2
JFK
CMB
19h 05m
Fri, Feb 9
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 8 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
DXB
KWI
Excellent 10.0

By mistake i booked for a wong date (instead of September it was December) they changed the booking without charging me)

Nothing

JFK
KWI
Excellent 8.0

Punctuality

Very strict in luggage weight. That causes lot of problems. Standard of drinks in the aircraft are not as good compared to Emirates. Standard of food also need improvement. Flight from Kuwait to Lahore had plastic cutllery which is not good for health.

BOM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats with enough space for legs for a long journey

Frequency of servings should be increased on long hours flight time

KWI
JED
Good 7.0

Crew were friendly

No entertainment on the aircraft

BKK
KWI
Good 6.6

Food was very poor

Fri, May 4
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Mon, May 14
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 11 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
YVR
Mediocre 3.6

Turbulence

PVG
SIN
Okay 4.3

Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent.

Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!

MDL
KMG
Okay 5.3

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

DEL
PVG
Mediocre 3.3

Flight delayed, ran out of beer, cut entertainment off way to early

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

Sat, Feb 3
JFK
CMB
19h 05m
Tue, Feb 27
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 25 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
JFK
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Good service

KWI
JED
Good 7.0

Crew were friendly

No entertainment on the aircraft

AMM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Traveling

Wait

BOM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats with enough space for legs for a long journey

Frequency of servings should be increased on long hours flight time

JFK
KWI
Excellent 8.0

Punctuality

Very strict in luggage weight. That causes lot of problems. Standard of drinks in the aircraft are not as good compared to Emirates. Standard of food also need improvement. Flight from Kuwait to Lahore had plastic cutllery which is not good for health.

Thu, Feb 8
JFK
CMB
27h 20m
Sat, Feb 17
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 10 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
AMM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Traveling

Wait

BKK
KWI
Good 6.6

Food was very poor

KWI
JED
Good 7.0

Crew were friendly

No entertainment on the aircraft

JFK
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Good service

BOM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats with enough space for legs for a long journey

Frequency of servings should be increased on long hours flight time

Thu, May 3
JFK
CMB
31h 40m
Sun, May 20
CMB
JFK
35h 15m
Trip: 18 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
GMP
SHA
Good 6.6

There is no

KMG
PEK
Okay 4.6

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

PVG
YVR
Mediocre 3.6

Turbulence

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

PVG
SIN
Okay 4.3

Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent.

Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!

Mon, Feb 12
JFK
CMB
19h 05m
Sun, Feb 18
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 7 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
JFK
KWI
Excellent 8.0

Punctuality

Very strict in luggage weight. That causes lot of problems. Standard of drinks in the aircraft are not as good compared to Emirates. Standard of food also need improvement. Flight from Kuwait to Lahore had plastic cutllery which is not good for health.

JFK
KWI
Okay 4.0

Horrible bathrooms in Kuwait Airport. I am not going to travel via Kuwait again.

AMM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Traveling

Wait

BOM
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats with enough space for legs for a long journey

Frequency of servings should be increased on long hours flight time

KWI
CAI
Good 6.6

Three planes were boarding within 20 minutes of each other out of the same gate. This was highly inconvenient as people had to wait until the last minute to board, and caused the flight to depart at a later time than scheduled.

Thu, Jan 18
JFK
CMB
31h 05m
Sun, Jan 21
CMB
JFK
27h 35m
Trip: 4 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

ORD
PVG
Okay 4.6

Crew is decent. Choice of movies is good.

The earbuds' quality are real bad, like dollar store bad. Portion of food is real small. Only offered snacks once. Could smell cigarette on 4 different occassions, smoke detector even went off once due to cigarette but no action was taken against the passenger. Could smell poop too. Not allowed to use electronic device even on airplane mode, which is ridiculous.

PVG
HNL
Excellent 8.0

Boarding was a mess

MDL
KMG
Okay 5.3

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

PVG
CMB
Excellent 8.3

Reasonable seat. Good entertainment. Great price.

Took off 80 min late.

Wed, Feb 21
JFK
CMB
27h 20m
Fri, Mar 2
CMB
JFK
24h 55m
Trip: 10 days
5.9OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.9 Okay
Based on 884 reviews
Boarding
5.8
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.3
Entertainment
5.6
Food
6.0
KWI
CAI
Mediocre 3.6

The crew try to be friendly

The craft was uncomfortable the food was wacky the bording delayed too much the grownd crew was hesitant

KWI
DAC
Excellent 8.3

More legroom

KWI
DEL
Good 6.6

boarding time 2 hours. terrible boarding in kuwait. my laptop checked 3 times and hard drive destroyed by the scanning machine,

JFK
KWI
Excellent 10.0

Good service

JFK
KWI
Okay 4.0

Horrible bathrooms in Kuwait Airport. I am not going to travel via Kuwait again.

Sat, Jan 20
JFK
CMB
31h 45m
Wed, Feb 28
CMB
JFK
56h 20m
Trip: 40 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4328 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
CRK
Mediocre 2.6

No notice until 30min at gate delay plane Sleep on chairs like homeless No organization

KMG
PEK
Okay 4.6

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

PVG
SIN
Okay 4.3

Food was pretty good albeit small portion. Staff were decent.

Quality of ear bud is bad. Not allowed to use electronic device on the plane even in flight mode which is ridiculous because they allow laptops and ipads!!

KMG
SZX
Good 7.6

the plane was new, fairly comfortable, crews could speak somewhat ok english

they changed the original departure time to earlier but then it was departed later than the updated time. food was on scary level

MDL
KMG
Okay 5.3

Crew is exceptionally nice and friendly!

The snacks and food offered are terrible. Cabins are dry and uncomfortable (not pressurized enough).

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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Colombo Bandaranaike International Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Colombo Bandaranaike International
Flights Depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight Price $543
Distance 8734 miles
Airlines China Eastern, Kuwait Airways