The cheapest times to fly from IST to MLX are

  • October 15th to May 6th (except the week of January 8th)

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 IST to MLX is mid December. Prices can be as high as $121 for Saturday flights during early August, or as low as $75 for Monday flights around mid December.


When to Fly to Malatya

Flying from Istanbul (IST) to Malatya (MLX) will usually cost between $77 to $120 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid December with an average ticket price of $76. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early August, with an average price of $119. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $43 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $92 can be considered a good price for a round-trip IST to MLX flight.

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

IST to MLX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the IST to MLX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Istanbul. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $2 (2%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $95. Return trip prices are from the MLX to IST 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 IST to MLX can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 55 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from IST to MLX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Kayseri Airport (ASR) in Kayseri

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from MLX
  • Usually 27.72% less expensive than MLX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to ASR flights

Destination alternative #2: Gaziantep Airport (GZT) in Gaziantep

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from MLX
  • Usually 15.76% less expensive than MLX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to GZT flights

Destination alternative #3: Sivas Airport (VAS) in Sivas

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from MLX
  • Usually 14.67% less expensive than MLX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to VAS flights

Destination alternative #4: Kahramanmaraş Airport (KCM) in Kahramanmaras

  • 88 miles (142 km) away from MLX
  • Usually 9.78% less expensive than MLX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to KCM flights

Destination alternative #5: Diyarbakir Airport (DIY) in Diyarbakir

  • 121 miles (195 km) away from MLX
  • Usually 3.80% less expensive than MLX
  • Nonstop flights available

See IST to DIY flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from IST to MLX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: Turkish Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Malatya Airport to Ataturk Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 523 miles or 842 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from IST to MLX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop IST to MLX flight is about 1 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Istanbul and Malatya?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 8 available flights from IST to MLX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code IST
Origination airport name Ataturk Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 41
Longitude 28.8

Return Airport

Destination code MLX
Destination airport name Malatya Airport
City Malatya
Country Turkey
Latitude 38.4
Longitude 38.1


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