The cheapest times to fly from LAX to MLE are

  • January 8th to May 13th
  • August 27th to October 7th

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 LAX to MLE is early September. Prices can be as high as $2002 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $980 for Tuesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Malé

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Male (MLE) will usually cost between $1013 to $1522 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early September with an average ticket price of $1029. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1670. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $640 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1093 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to MLE flight.

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

LAX to MLE Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to MLE flight is priced close to the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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 Malé, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $203 (12%) 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 $1094. Return trip prices are from the MLE to LAX 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 LAX to MLE can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 25 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to MLE — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Hong Kong (LAX > HKG > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $912
  • Average savings: $182 (16.61%)

See LAX to HKG flights

Hack #2: Kuala Lumpur (LAX > KUL > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $940
  • Average savings: $153 (14%)

See LAX to KUL flights

Hack #3: Singapore (LAX > SIN > MLE)

  • Price for both tickets: $1017
  • Average savings: $76 (6.95%)

See LAX to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 42 major airlines flying this route most often: Aeroflot, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Air Italy, Alaska, Alitalia, American, ANA, Asiana, Austrian, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, EVA Air, Finnair, Gulf Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, WestJet, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Velana International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9687 miles or 15590 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to MLE flight is about 18 hour 25 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Male?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 70 available flights from LAX to MLE.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeMLE
Destination airport nameVelana International Airport
Countrythe Maldives


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