The cheapest times to fly from MDT to AEX are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 11th (except the week of October 8th)
  • December 3rd to December 16th

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 MDT to AEX is early September. Prices can be as high as $645 for Monday flights during late November to early December, or as low as $294 for Wednesday flights around early September.


When to Fly to Alexandria

Flying from Harrisburg, PA (MDT) to Alexandria, LA (AEX) will usually cost between $296 to $561 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 $352. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late November to early December, with an average price of $496. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $144 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $403 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MDT to AEX flight.

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

MDT to AEX Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MDT to AEX flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Harrisburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays 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 $156 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $326. Return trip prices are from the AEX to MDT 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 MDT to AEX can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 55 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 MDT to AEX while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field Airport (BTR) in Baton Rouge, LA

  • 99 miles (159 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 11.91% less expensive than AEX
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to BTR flights

Destination alternative #2: Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV) in Shreveport, LA

  • 108 miles (174 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 6.95% less expensive than AEX
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to SHV flights

Destination alternative #3: East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, TX

  • 146 miles (235 km) away from AEX
  • Usually 0.62% less expensive than AEX
  • 1-layover flights available

See MDT to GGG flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from MDT to AEX? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Alexandria International Airport to Harrisburg International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1074 miles or 1728 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from MDT to AEX?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MDT to AEX flight is about 2 hour 55 minutes.

How many flights go between Harrisburg, PA and Alexandria, LA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 23 available flights from MDT to AEX.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MDT
Origination airport name Harrisburg International Airport
City Harrisburg, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 40.2
Longitude -76.8

Return Airport

Destination code AEX
Destination airport name Alexandria International Airport
City Alexandria, LA
Country the United States
Latitude 31.3
Longitude -92.5


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