The cheapest times to fly from GAN to MLE are

  • early August
  • August 27th to April 8th (except the weeks of September 3rd, October 15th, October 22nd, November 19th, December 24th, January 1st, and January 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 GAN to MLE is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $2335 for Monday flights during late December, or as low as $758 for Thursday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Gan Island (GAN) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $760 to $1630 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1135. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1571. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $436 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1510 can be considered a good price for a round-trip GAN to MLE flight.

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

GAN to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the GAN to MLE flight is more expensive than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Gan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $2.78, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Malé, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Gan. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $920 (39%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $805. Return trip prices are from the MLE to GAN 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 GAN to MLE can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 35 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking GAN to MLE

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 GAN to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Colombo (GAN > CMB > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $627
  • Average savings: $883 (58.48%)

See GAN to CMB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from GAN to MLE? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, China Southern, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Maldivian, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Velana International Airport to Gan Island Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 338 miles or 544 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from GAN to MLE?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop GAN to MLE flight is about 1 hour 35 minutes.

How many flights go between Gan Island and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 2 available flights from GAN to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code GAN
Origination airport name Gan Island Airport
City Gan Island
Country the Maldives
Latitude -0.7
Longitude 73.2

Return Airport

Destination code MLE
Destination airport name Velana International Airport
City Male
Country the Maldives
Latitude 4.2
Longitude 73.5


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