The cheapest times to fly from FLL to MEC are

  • January 15th to February 11th
  • March 5th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • October 8th to December 2nd (except the week of 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 FLL to MEC is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $1099 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $429 for Friday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Manta

Flying from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Manta (MEC) will usually cost between $520 to $924 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $521. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $932. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $411 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $563 can be considered a good price for a round-trip FLL to MEC flight.

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

FLL to MEC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the FLL to MEC flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Fort Lauderdale. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.19, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to fly to MEC, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into FLL. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Manta, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Fort Lauderdale. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $143 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $567. Return trip prices are from the MEC to FLL 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 FLL 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 4 hour 21 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 FLL to MEC while comparing.

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

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from MEC
  • Usually 30.73% less expensive than MEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See FLL to GYE flights


Flight Hacking FLL 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 FLL to MEC — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $507
  • Average savings: $57 (10.04%)

See FLL to UIO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Avianca, COPA, Delta, JetBlue, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eloy Alfaro International Airport to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1867 miles or 3005 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop FLL to MEC flight is about 4 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Manta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from FLL to MEC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code FLL
Origination airport name Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
City Fort Lauderdale, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 26.1
Longitude -80.1

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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