The cheapest times to fly from ABQ to MAA are

  • January 15th to May 20th (except the weeks of February 5th and April 9th)
  • June 4th to July 15th (except the week of June 11th)
  • October 1st to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 22nd)

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 ABQ to MAA is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2683 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1009 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Chennai

Flying from Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) to Chennai (MAA) will usually cost between $1083 to $1759 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1109. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2081. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $972 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1261 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ABQ to MAA flight.

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

ABQ to MAA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ABQ to MAA flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Albuquerque. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, 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 to Chennai, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Albuquerque. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $159 (11%) 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 $1210. Return trip prices are from the MAA to ABQ 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 ABQ to MAA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 20 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ABQ to MAA

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 ABQ to MAA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Los Angeles, CA (ABQ > LAX > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1144
  • Average savings: $118 (9.32%)

See ABQ to LAX flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ABQ > JFK > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $87 (6.9%)

See ABQ to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (ABQ > SFO > MAA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1184
  • Average savings: $77 (6.11%)

See ABQ to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ABQ to MAA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air India, American, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chennai International Airport to Albuquerque International Sunport Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9087 miles or 14624 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ABQ to MAA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ABQ to MAA flight is about 17 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Albuquerque, NM and Chennai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 12 available flights from ABQ to MAA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ABQ
Origination airport name Albuquerque International Sunport Airport
City Albuquerque, NM
Country the United States
Latitude 35
Longitude -106.6

Return Airport

Destination code MAA
Destination airport name Chennai International Airport
City Chennai
Country India
Latitude 13
Longitude 80.2


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