The cheapest times to fly from MEC to ATL are

  • January 15th to March 25th (except the week of March 5th)
  • April 16th to May 20th
  • October 15th to December 9th (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 MEC to ATL is late January. Prices can be as high as $2152 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $681 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Manta (MEC) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $793 to $1828 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $897. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $1687. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $790 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1236 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MEC to ATL flight.

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

MEC to ATL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MEC to ATL flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Manta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.32, which is in the normal range for a flight.


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 out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $401 (26%) 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 $1107. Return trip prices are from the ATL to MEC 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 MEC to ATL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 5 hour 18 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking MEC to ATL

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 MEC to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $747
  • Average savings: $490 (39.6%)

See MEC to FLL flights

Hack #2: Fort Lauderdale, FL (MEC > FLL > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $835
  • Average savings: $401 (32.44%)

See MEC to UIO flights

Hack #3: Miami, FL (MEC > MIA > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $866
  • Average savings: $370 (29.94%)

See MEC to MIA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Avianca, COPA, Delta, LATAM, TAME, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Eloy Alfaro International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 2401 miles or 3864 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MEC to ATL flight is about 5 hour 18 minutes.

How many flights go between Manta and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from MEC to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MEC
Origination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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