The cheapest times to fly from ATL to MEC are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • August 20th to December 9th (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 ATL to MEC is late January. Prices can be as high as $2674 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $661 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Manta

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Manta (MEC) will usually cost between $729 to $1670 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $769. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1626. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $857 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1107 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to MEC flight.

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

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ATL to MEC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to MEC flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.29, which is 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 $401 (26%) 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 $974. Return trip prices are from the MEC to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

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Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to MEC can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from ATL to MEC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from MEC
  • Usually 45.75% less expensive than MEC
  • 1-layover flights available

See ATL to GYE flights


Flight Hacking ATL to MEC

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 ATL to MEC — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Quito (ATL > UIO > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $630
  • Average savings: $477 (43.09%)

See ATL to UIO flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (ATL > FLL > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $743
  • Average savings: $365 (32.93%)

See ATL to FLL flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (ATL > MIA > MEC)

  • Price for both tickets: $857
  • Average savings: $251 (22.63%)

See ATL to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to MEC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eloy Alfaro International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2401 miles or 3864 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to MEC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to MEC flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Manta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from ATL to MEC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code MEC
Destination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7


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